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eggs are nutritious, cheap and easy to cook. However, in our daily life, I found that people have many questions about whether to eat one or two eggs, whether the egg white or the yolk is good. Today, I will answer the questions of different groups in detail.

question 1: I have high blood pressure, can I eat an egg every day? How to eat better?

A: Patients with hypertension can eat one egg a day. Hypertension is an important risk factor for stroke. Foreign studies have shown that eating an egg a day does not affect blood pressure control and does not increase the risk of stroke. Some epidemiological studies have even found a negative correlation between egg intake and stroke risk. Hypertension patients need to consider how to cook eggs properly. First, it is suggested that less oil should be added. For example, it should be made into tender boiled eggs, then chopped up and mixed with a little sauce. Second, less salt is added, such as fried eggs in a non stick pan, or boiled with a small amount of water, and seasoned with a little soy sauce. It is not recommended to often drink egg flower soup, because adding salt in a large bowl of soup will easily lead to excessive total salt content. If you like to drink egg flower soup, you must control the amount of salt.


question 2: I’ve been under a lot of pressure recently. I heard that I can only eat one egg a day, otherwise it’s not easy to digest and absorb, and the protein will be wasted. Is that true?

A: puberty is the time of the fastest growth and the greatest demand for nutrients in life. Taking men as an example, according to China’s dietary nutrient reference intake, the daily caloric supply standard of adolescent men is 250 kcal higher than that of ordinary adults, and the protein is 10 grams higher. An egg contains only 6-7 grams of protein and less than 80 kilocalories. For teenagers, it’s OK to eat two eggs a day. As for whether the protein will be too much and wasted, it depends on the total amount of protein rich foods such as fish, meat, eggs, milk, bean products and so on every day, rather than just a few eggs. Question 3 of


: is it true that the contents of fat and cholesterol in eggs are high and that patients with cholecystitis can’t eat them?

A: egg white contains almost no fat (less than 1%) and no cholesterol. However, it also has almost no vitamins and trace elements in egg yolk, no dietary fiber and lecithin. Cholecystitis patients can eat egg white, egg yolk is really not to eat. But overall, if you don’t eat egg yolk, the nutritional value of egg white is not as good as tofu. Soybean products contain dietary fiber and stigmasterol, which is conducive to reducing the body’s utilization of cholesterol. If you can cook with less oil, it is better for patients with gallbladder disease than eating eggs.

question 4: I suffer from gout, usually only eat protein, do not eat egg yolk, afraid of high cholesterol, I do not know whether it is correct.

A: eggs and all kinds of eggs, purine content is very low, suitable for gout and hyperuricemia patients to eat. It’s OK to eat an egg yolk. After all, most of the micronutrients are in the yolk. Gout patients do not eat fish, meat, seafood, bean products, B vitamins and trace elements are easy to be insufficient. If there is no cholecystitis and other problems, no special medical advice, eating 2 yolks can also be. But we should pay attention to increase the intake of vegetables and ensure the intake of dietary fiber and potassium.


question 5: Recently, the operation was just carried out, and the examination found that the serum albumin was low. How to eat eggs in this case?

A: low serum albumin indicates malnutrition and insufficient protein supply. Many hospitalized patients only drink porridge and eat noodles, which can not effectively supply the protein needed for body recovery and a variety of B vitamins. Compared with these foods, eggs have more protein, higher quality and easier to digest. Since there was insufficient supply in the past, we must supply more to correct malnutrition. So it’s no problem eating two eggs a day. It should be noted that one egg only contains 6-7 grams of protein. If there is no fish, bean products and milk, only two eggs and staple food can not meet the protein needs of the patient for a day. In addition to eating eggs, but also appropriate intake of meat, fish, milk and soy products, as long as patients can normal digestion can eat.


question 6: I am in the second trimester of pregnancy and like to eat eggs very much. Can I have 2 eggs a day?

A: protein intake should be increased in the second and third trimester of pregnancy. During the second trimester of pregnancy, the intake of protein should be increased by 15 grams per day, which is equivalent to one cup of milk and one egg. So in the fish food intake is not much, pregnant women can eat 2 eggs a day.


question 7: I have been exercising and increasing muscle recently, but the coach does not allow me to eat more than 2 eggs a week. They think it is not easy to digest, so I should eat whey protein powder directly. Is it really not possible to eat an egg a day?

A: compared with beef with compact texture, eggs are relatively easy to digest. Whether it’s hard boiled eggs, fried eggs, egg soup or egg soup, the digestibility is very high. People who exercise can also eat 1-2 eggs a day. Whey protein powder is rich in leucine. Under the same amount of protein, it is slightly better than egg white. But if you are not a bodybuilder, you don’t need to rely on a lot of protein powder and don’t care about the fat in the yolk. On the basis of the normal diet, eat an egg more, drink a cup of milk, enough to meet the protein needs of muscle. ▲

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