How many eggs a day can you eat? I'm a new lacto-ovo vegetarian and as of late I've been eating 2 eggs a day about 4 days a week. One in the morning, one for lunch on a salad or sandwich. I'm still adjusting to having to plan ahead and eggs are just so cheap and easy. Could the fact that I don't eat any meat lessen any risks?
Best place to search for health info is a pro-veggie forum!
My dh is vegetarian, diet forums always HAVE TO play on the safe side, as so many ED people join, join a veggie forum and they'll tell you all the facts.
You can eat too much of anything, but 8 eggs/week is fine. I eat 1-2 dozen a week. They're healthy, eat em up.
I'd imageine a veggie forum would be a great place for info that supports the idea that not eating meat is healthy/natural/makes you fly, but not the best place to fine unbiased health information.
I think the primary concern with eggs is that the yolk contains a lot of cholesterol (which is why so many people eat just the whites), but really, if your diet is balanced and otherwise decently low in cholesterol, a few extra eggs shouldn't be a problem.
it has been shown that there are numerous benefits to consuming eggs in their entirety, if you don't have a history of high cholesterol then this isn't a problem, however, if you do have high cholesterol you might want to keep it to around 5-6 eggs a week. :)
Original Post by nomnom:
I think the primary concern with eggs is that the yolk contains a lot of cholesterol (which is why so many people eat just the whites)
Dietary cholesterol has little to no effect on blood cholesterol.
I stand corrected!
The only healthy worry regarding eggs is the cholesterol and fat.
I was reading a news article about eggs a few days ago, they DO contain an awful lot of cholesterol(1 large egg is 2/3 RDA) but so does meat and fish so if your not eating any meat at all i would think it works out at about the same as us carnivores :) And considering it is a good source of protein its perfect for vegetarians.
The article did say that dietary cholesterol has alot less effect as oposed to other sources but the high fat content(10%,of which a quarter is saturated) of egg yolks is actually suposed to contribute more to bad health than the actual cholesterol.
2 eggs is supposed to be the maximum daily intake, but considering you dont eat meat its going to be higher for you.
I would guess that I eat 2-8 eggs a day, 7 days a week.
Sometimes we have egg in every meal! An egg white scramble for breakfast, quiche or fried egg sammy for lunch and in fact tonight for dinner we're having pan-seared scallops with an egg on top!
Just be aware of what is known as "eggy farts"!
I eat 2 eggs a day every single day. Sometimes I have 3 if I'm real hungry.
I've been eating eggs like this pretty much my entire life and my cholesterol (checked it 8 months ago) is perfectly normal!