Can We Eat Egg and Yogurt Together? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat egg and yogurt together or one after another, unless you have a specific intolerance or allergy to either of them.

Egg and yogurt both are healthy foods. Egg contains protein, healthy fats, and various vitamins and minerals.

Yogurt has calcium, probiotics, and protein.

According to Ayurveda, egg and yogurt are incompatible foods that should not be eaten together.

Ayurveda believes that each food has a distinct combination of tastes and energies, and mixing foods with different qualities can impair digestion and create toxins in the body.

Egg and yogurt are both heavy, unctuous, and heating, and can cause indigestion, acidity, and inflammation when combined.

But according to science, there is no clear evidence that eating egg and yogurt together is harmful or beneficial.

Some studies suggest that combining protein-rich foods like egg and yogurt may enhance satiety, muscle growth, and weight loss.

Other studies indicate that dairy products may interfere with the absorption of some nutrients in eggs, such as biotin and iron.

However, these effects are likely to be minor and depend on the individual’s overall diet and health status.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

If after eating egg and yogurt together you experience any side effects, such as bloating, gas, nausea, or diarrhea, then stop combining them. And if you can tolerate them, then continue.

However, you should be mindful of the quality and quantity of egg and yogurt you consume.

Because too much of any food can cause problems, and not all egg and yogurt products are equally nutritious.

Whether you eat them together or not, you should always choose organic, pasture-raised eggs and plain, unsweetened yogurt.

Because these are more likely to contain higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and probiotics, and lower levels of hormones, antibiotics, and added sugars.

You can store eggs in the refrigerator for up to three weeks, and yogurt for up to two weeks.

Do not store them at room temperature or in direct sunlight, as this can spoil them and increase the risk of bacterial growth.

Finally, remember, egg and yogurt are not the only sources of protein and calcium in your diet.

You can also get these nutrients from other foods, such as beans, nuts, seeds, tofu, cheese, milk, and green leafy vegetables.

And you should also eat a variety of fruits, grains, and healthy fats to balance your nutrition and health.

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About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutritionist in West Bengal, India, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry.

He has done his diploma in nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc (US), and completed various certification courses from several universities. He also has considerable research experience in PCOS.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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