Is Egg Good for Fatty Liver? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Egg is good for fatty liver in moderation. Because it has choline, which can prevent or reverse fatty liver, and cholesterol and fat, which can worsen fatty liver if consumed in excess.

Fatty liver is a condition that affects your liver, the largest organ in your body.

In fatty liver, your body stores excess fat in your liver cells, which can interfere with the normal function of the liver.

This can lead to various health problems, such as inflammation, scarring, cirrhosis, liver failure, and liver cancer.

One of the key factors in managing fatty liver is diet.

What you consume can affect your liver health, which can impact your fatty liver symptoms and overall health.

To effectively manage fatty liver, you should consume fiber-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, and nuts, and whole grains like oats, barley, and quinoa.

You should also avoid saturated fats from animal products like red meat, cheese, and butter, and limit salt and sugar intake.

Now, egg is a food that comes from the reproductive cells of female birds, such as chickens, ducks, and quails.

People usually eat eggs as a source of protein, either boiled, poached, scrambled, or fried.

Egg is good for fatty liver in moderation because it contains choline, a nutrient that is essential for liver function and may prevent or reverse fatty liver.

However, egg also contains cholesterol and fat, which can worsen fatty liver if consumed in excess.

One large egg can give you about 147 mg of choline (27% of your daily needs), 186 mg of cholesterol (62% of your daily needs), and 5 g of fat (7% of your daily needs).

Choline can positively affect fatty liver by helping the liver break down and transport fats, reducing fat accumulation and inflammation in the liver.

Cholesterol can negatively affect fatty liver by increasing the risk of fatty deposits and plaque formation in the blood vessels, which can impair blood flow to the liver and cause damage.

Fat can negatively affect fatty liver by contributing to excess calories and weight gain, which can worsen insulin resistance and inflammation in the liver.

Furthermore, egg is an animal product and animal products are not recommended for fatty liver.

Because, they tend to be high in saturated fats, which can raise the levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, and increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

That’s why I suggest you limit your egg intake to no more than two eggs per week, cooked in a safe way for fatty liver.

This means that the eggs you consume should always be boiled, poached or scrambled (without any oil) and without added dressings or similar things that might increase the fat or carb content of the eggs.

Stick to this limit to minimize the negative effects of cholesterol and fat on your liver.

Also, you shouldn’t eat egg if you have or suffer from high cholesterol, diabetes, or heart disease to prevent further complications.

Because, these conditions can make you more susceptible to the harmful effects of cholesterol and fat on your blood vessels and organs.

You can buy fresh eggs in your local market or can order them online.

Always choose organic, free-range, or pasture-raised eggs, because they tend to have higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for your liver and heart health.

You can store them in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management and essential medical care is key to managing fatty liver effectively.

I always recommend my fatty liver patients to follow a fatty liver-friendly diet to improve their overall well-being, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.

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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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