A 24-year-old female asked:
I am currently on the dukan diet and i am eating two hard boiled eggs every day.is it bad for my health?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Charlapanswered
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Too much: Although no one, including me, can tell you with absolute certainty that two eggs a day will cause harm, it is generally considered a risk factor for heart disease and diabetes. If you want a healthy complete protein (all 9 amino acids) eat quinoa instead. It's gluten free.
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Dr. Venkata Chilakapatianswered
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Hard Boiled eggs: More than half the calories found in eggs come from the fat in the yolk; a large (50 gram) chicken egg contains approximately 5 grams of fat. People on a low-cholesterol diet may need to reduce egg consumption; adding one egg daily could increase LDL level by 12%. Two eggs could increase it by 24%. So, not good for health.
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Last updated Mar 28, 2017
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