Even though a lot of nutrition experts claim that eating eggs is good for you, and eggs do contain a lot of nutrients, there should be a balance. In other words, you shouldn’t be eating too many eggs every day, even though you might want the protein in order to build strong muscles.
Continue reading to learn more about the adverse health effects of eggs so you can maintain a healthy diet, both for your muscles and your overall wellness.
Getting Too Much Fat and Calories
When you eat a large egg, you’re getting about 75 calories from that single egg. Therefore, if you scramble up three eggs just for breakfast, you’ll be ingesting 225 calories from the eggs alone, without factoring in the calories of the toast you’re also enjoying, or the juice or coffee you’re drinking. These additional calories will need to be burned off or you risk gaining weight.
Even if you were exercising hard enough to burn off all of those calories every day, if you eat eggs daily, you’ll also increase your intake of fat. While you do need a bit of healthy fat in your daily diet in order for your body to absorb beneficial fat-soluble vitamins, as well as perform a variety of functions, such as the production of hormones, too much saturated fat that you’d get from eggs could increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. A large egg will give you almost 5 grams of fat, so with the three scrambled eggs example, you’d be getting 15 grams of fat, along with 35% of your daily caloric intake if you’re on a 2,000-calorie diet.
Risk of Increased Cholesterol
Eating too many eggs every day will also increase the amount of cholesterol that you’re getting from your diet. This waxy and fatty substance will end up accumulating in your arterial walls if you get too much of it. This, in turn, will cause the arteries to become stiff and hard, and it also results in blood clots. Your heart has to pump harder, thereby increasing blood pressure, and you’ll be at an increased risk of heart disease and heart attacks.
A large egg will have 185 mg of cholesterol, so if you have more than one, you’ll end up having more than the recommended cholesterol intake for the day. And if you’re eating meat, dairy, and seafood, your cholesterol will be even higher.
As you can see, eating too many eggs should be avoided if you wish to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle.