We all know that eggs are rich in nutrition. To keep a healthy diet, many people will eat eggs in their daily life. What should be noted is that it’s not good to eat too many eggs a day.

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Lead to Unbalanced Nutrition

First, egg contains a lot of cholesterol. Eating too many eggs can cause high blood cholesterol levels, leading to atherosclerosis and cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.
Second, eating too many eggs is likely to cause overnutrition, leading to obesity. It will also lead to nutrients imbalance in the body which affects health.
Our daily diet is composed of various of food. Reasonable and balanced diet should contain a variety of nutrients the body needs, and these nutrients should have an appropriate ratio. Long-term consumption of one kind of food will cause the excess of some nutrients and the deficiency of other nutrients. Eggs are no exception.

Increase Burden of Liver and Kidneys

Eating too much eggs will increase the burden of the liver and kidneys. The human body needs eight kinds of essential amino acids, which can be gained by eating 1 to 2 eggs a day. The excess ones will not be absorbed and utilized, and will be converted to fat accumulating in the body or wasted as heat. Furthermore, the protein metabolites of extra eggs will increase the burden on the liver. The large amount of nitrogenous waste generated after metabolism will directly increase the burden of the kidneys as they are to be excreted through the kidneys.

How Many Eggs A Day A Person Can Eat?

In order to ensure a balanced diet and meet the body’s needs, meanwhile not lead to overnutrition, different people can eat different numbers of eggs a day. In general, the elder can eat 1 to 2 eggs a day; for young and middle-aged people and people engaged in brainwork or light manual labor, two eggs a day is more appropriate; people engaged in heavy manual labor can eat two to three eggs a day; teenagers and children can eat two to three eggs a day due to their fast metabolism; pregnant women, parturient, wet nurse, frail persons and patients recovering from major surgery, due to the need to increase the fine protein, can eat 3 to 4 eggs a day.

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