I am 45 years old, have stage two gout. I love eggs but I don’t know if I can eat them and how much should I eat? (Manh Tuan, Hanoi)
In gout, excess uric acid builds up in the body causing crystals to form in the joints and causes acute gout attacks. A healthy, balanced diet for gout sufferers includes all the essential nutrient groups, but limits purine-rich foods such as red meat, seafood, animal organs, etc. When purines are broken down, uric acid is produced. They are also high in protein, which leads to increased uric acid levels in the blood, which in turn causes gout.
Eggs are a good source of protein for gout sufferers because of their low purine content. Eggs are a complete protein, containing 9 essential amino acids that the human body needs. They also contain fats, vitamins, minerals and other beneficial nutrients. Hard-boiled eggs are often considered healthier than other ways of preparing eggs because they are cooked without oil and butter. The way you cook and eat eggs can affect the nutritional value.
For example, egg whites are higher in protein and vitamin B3 but lower in calories, cholesterol, vitamins and minerals than the yolk. One egg white contains about 3.6 grams of protein, 0 grams of fat and 18 calories. The yolk, on the other hand, is higher in fat and calories. It is also higher in vitamins, containing all vitamins except vitamin C. One egg yolk provides about 2.8 g of protein; 4.9 grams of fat and 56 calories.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Nutrient Database, hard-boiled eggs are slightly higher in protein and contain 13 fewer calories than hard-boiled eggs. In general, the nutritional composition between the two types is still very similar.
Managing the amount of purines you consume is key to preventing future gout attacks. Low-purine foods that pair well with eggs include: low-fat dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt); fruit and juice; potato; vegetable; bread: healthy fats and oils (olive oil, butter).
There are no official recommendations for how many eggs a person with gout should eat. Eating up to 12 eggs per week is safe and has no negative health effects. In addition, the American Heart Association recommends eating one egg or two egg whites per day as part of a healthy diet.
Based on current studies, most healthy adults can safely eat one to two eggs per day. If you have heart disease, high cholesterol, or other health problems, consider talking to your doctor or dietitian about the right amount of eggs for you.
If you have digestive problems such as nausea, bloating or abdominal pain after eating eggs, you may have an intolerance to this food and need to talk to your doctor right away to get the appropriate tests or treatment done. diet to determine if eggs are causing those symptoms. If you have an egg allergy, avoid eating eggs and foods containing eggs to prevent a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. If you are allergic to chicken eggs, you should also avoid eggs from other poultry such as geese, turkeys, quails and ducks.