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4 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Eating Egg Whites

Exercise & Fitness By Onlymyhealth Staff Writer , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Feb 13, 2018
4 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Eating Egg Whites

Egg whites are rich in protein and several minerals. They make a great food for a healthy diet plan, however, eating egg whites can also have side-effects.

Egg lovers! Take note! Having a scrambled egg in breakfast just feels heavenly! Isn't it? But here's a reason to avoid egg whites from now on. But before elaborating it, one must know, what is actually is an egg white?


The white part of an egg is called Egg white. It is between the egg yolk and shell. To fascinate you with the benefits, eggs are full of:

  • protein
  • sodium 
  • selenium 
  • folate
  • calcium

Do you know that an egg white has around sixteen calories? Yes, it has.

Now that you know, egg's white carries neither any saturated fats or cholesterol, but still, eating it has various side-effects. Below are the 4 most common side-effects:


Some people are allergic to egg whites as well as albumin proteins. Eating egg white may trigger allergic reactions causing symptoms such as rashes, swelling, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, wheezing, coughing, and sneezing. In some rare cases, eating egg whites can also trigger severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing, drop in blood pressure, inflammation in the throat or mouth, and loss of consciousness. People who are allergic to eggs are likely to be allergic to egg whites.

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Raw egg whites can be contaminated by Salmonella, a bacteria found in the intestines of chickens. It can also be present on the inner and outer surfaces of egg shells. To avoid the risk of salmonella, it is recommended to avoid eating raw egg whites or raw eggs but cook the eggs for a long period of time and at a high temperature. It is best to eat properly boiled or fried egg whites.

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Deficiency of Biotin, also known as Vitamin H or Vitamin B7, may lead to skin conditions such as cradle cap, seborrheic dermatitis, lack of muscle tone or coordination, muscle pain and cramps, seizures and hair loss. It has been observed that eating egg whites may increase the risk of biotin deficiency. Avidin, a protein present in egg whites rubs off biotin from the body, increasing the risk of biotin deficiency, thereby increasing the risk of possible side-effects.


Egg whites are rich in proteins, and according to doctors, eating a high amount of protein can be dangerous if you suffer from kidney problems. People with low Glomerular filtration rate could be afflicted by acute kidney injury because of the high biological value of egg protein. 0.6 to 0.8 grams of protein is the recommended daily intake for people who suffer from an impaired renal function. However, doctors still recommend that around 60% of the proteins come from eggs. So, it is recommended to eat no more than a couple of eggs daily. People who have acute liver problems should consult their doctor before starting a diet that includes egg whites.


  • Make sure eggs are properly boiled
  • While eating them scrambled, make sure they are not undercooked or overcooked

Egg whites may be one of the healthiest foods in your diet plan, but you don’t eat more than two eggs daily.

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