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Why to avoid eggs

Food, Medicines, and Lies

The Health Talk series by Dr. Prritii

dr priti nanda sibal

While eggs are nutritious and can be part of a healthy diet, there are several reasons why some might choose to avoid them in an anti-inflammatory diet:


1. Potential for Allergies: Eggs are a common allergen. Even minor allergies can trigger inflammatory responses in the body.


2. Arachidonic Acid Content: Egg yolks contain arachidonic acid, a type of omega-6 fatty acid that can promote inflammation if consumed in excess. This is particularly relevant for individuals who already have a high intake of omega-6 fatty acids from other sources.


3. Sensitivity to Proteins: Some individuals may have sensitivities to certain proteins found in eggs, which could potentially lead to inflammatory reactions.


4. Dietary Balance: In an anti-inflammatory diet, the focus is often on foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. Reducing or avoiding foods that may tip the balance toward higher omega-6 intake can help maintain an optimal anti-inflammatory state.


5. Ethical or Personal Preferences: Some people avoid animal products, including eggs, due to ethical, environmental, or personal health beliefs, aligning their diet more closely with anti-inflammatory principles.


6. Chronic Conditions: Certain autoimmune or chronic conditions might be exacerbated by egg consumption due to individual-specific triggers.


While eggs can be a part of a balanced diet for many, their role in an anti-inflammatory diet can vary based on individual health conditions and goals. After working with 6000 plus patients dr priti always insists that we avoid eggs for minimum 3 weeks and then introduce it to know how our body feels after eating eggs


For any more queries feel free to ask your questions and we will be happy to answer your questions


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