What are the side effects of consuming too much egg whites

What are the side effects of consuming too much egg whites

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Eggs are the most popular part of breakfast routine all over the work. The egg is consumed for its two main part egg yolk egg white. Egg white is the clear part that surrounds the yolk. It is called the albumen or the glair. In comparison to the egg yolk, it has way less fat. That is why many people who are into fitness and health prefer to have the egg whites only. However, an excess of anything is really bad same is the case of egg white. There are many possible side effects that come with having too much egg whites every day. (Also read: What are the health benefits of different kinds of onions)

Depletion of Biotin
The biotin is also called the Vitamin B7, H or coenzyme R. The biotin deficiency leads to cradle cap in infants and seborrheic dermatitis in adults. Both of them are skin problems. The deficiency leads to problems like pain in muscles, hair loss etc.
The albumin in egg white has avidin(protein) in it. Excessive consumption of egg white leads to too much avidin, that makes it hard for the body to consume the biotin.

Higher risk of salmonella(bacteria)
The albumin in the egg white is more vulnerable to contamination by the bacteria like salmonella. This bacteria is located in the intestine of the chicken. If you make sure that your eggs are well cooked then you can avoid the risk of this bacteria.  (Also read: Which everyday things are dirtier than a toilet seat)

Some people face the problem of allergy due to the albumin protein present in the egg. When they consume this part they suffer the problems like diarrhoea, nausea, swelling etc. These signs last a day or more.

Too much protein
The egg white is rich in protein. For people suffering from kidney diseases, the consumption of the egg white can be dangerous. The people who have low glomerular filtration rate are more prone to the kidney problem. The white part’s protein presence of the eggs leads to low glomerular filtration rate.


The egg white contains protein in a lump sum amount, but not enough fibre. This lack of fibre can lead to constipation. (Also read: What happens to your body once you quit smoking)

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