Are Eggs Good for an Upset Stomach?

Reviewed on 5/20/2021

Eggs are one of the most popular breakfast foods. They have been rightly considered a powerhouse of nutrients. If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), eggs may worsen your cramps and bloating.
Eggs are one of the most popular breakfast foods. They have been rightly considered a powerhouse of nutrients. If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), eggs may worsen your cramps and bloating.

Well, that depends on your body constitution! If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), eggs may worsen your cramps and bloating.

If you have an upset stomach, you may or may not consume eggs depending on your symptoms. If you have diarrhea, consuming eggs may provide relief. You may consume scrambled or boiled eggs that may slow bowel movements and provide relief from frequent trips to the bathroom. However, if you have constipation, consuming eggs may worsen symptoms. In case you have an allergy to eggs, you must not consume them under any circumstances. You may avoid constipation because of eggs by having a lot of water, consuming some prune juice or increasing fiber intake. Avoid adding a lot of animal fats, including butter and cheese, to your egg preparations because they may be difficult to digest.

Eggs are one of the most popular breakfast foods. They have been rightly considered a powerhouse of nutrients. The nutrient content of a large egg (weighing around 50.3 grams) is given below.

          Constituents           Average Amount          Unit        
Water 38.1 grams
Energy 71.9 kcal
Nitrogen 1 gram
Protein 6.24 grams
Total fats 5.01 grams
Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA)  0.915 grams
Cholesterol 207 milligrams
Total carbohydrates 0.483 grams
Fiber <0.75 grams
Sugars 0.101 grams
Starch <0.2 grams
Calcium, Ca 24.1 milligrams
Iron, Fe 0.84 milligrams
Magnesium, Mg 5.73 milligrams
Phosphorus, P 92.6 milligrams
Potassium, K 66.4 milligrams
Sodium, Na 64.9 milligrams
Zinc, Zn 0.624 milligrams
Copper, Cu <0.1  milligrams
Manganese, Mn <0.05 milligrams
Iodine, I 24.7 milligrams
Selenium, Se 15.6 micrograms
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.039 milligrams
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.211 milligrams
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) <0.2 milligrams
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 0.032 milligrams
Folate 35.7 milligrams
Choline 169 micrograms
Vitamin A 0.513 milligrams
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 115 micrograms

Various health benefits of eggs are as follows.

  • Great source of protein: Eggs are rich in protein containing all the essential amino acids (building blocks of protein) required by the body. Egg protein is one of the most well-utilized proteins in the diet. Eggs contain all the essential amino acids in the right proportion that are efficiently used by the body, so they are good for building healthy muscles and bones.
  • Help manage weight: Eggs help promote satiety because of their high protein content. This may help weight watchers regulate their calorie intake. Moreover, eggs are an ideal snacking option with just around 70 calories per egg. They help the release of certain hormones that promote satiety.
  • Great at boosting metabolism: Eggs contain various vitamins and minerals that help increase your metabolic rate. Egg yolk contains a compound called choline that plays a role in revving up your metabolism. This helps keep you active and in great shape.
  • Help maintain healthy bones: Vitamin D present in eggs helps build healthy bones and teeth.
  • Boost immunity: Eggs contain several antioxidants including vitamins that help keep infections and diseases at bay. Vitamin D is hailed lately for its role in protecting against COVID-19.
  • Improve brain health: Essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals present in eggs help boost your brain health.
  • Improve eye health: Eggs are rich in several antioxidants including vitamin A that help keep your eyes healthy.

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