Eating Boiled Egg with Milk: What will Happen?

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat boiled egg and milk together or one after another. Because they are both high-quality protein sources that can provide many health benefits.

Boiled egg and milk both are healthy foods.

Boiled egg contains protein, fat, cholesterol, and many vitamins and minerals.

Milk has protein, calcium, phosphorus, and many other nutrients.

According to Ayurveda, boiled egg and milk are incompatible foods that should not be consumed together.

Ayurveda believes that each food has a distinct combination of tastes and energies, and that combining foods with different energetics can cause indigestion, fermentation, gas, bloating, and the creation of toxins in the body.

Boiled egg is heating, sweet, and heavy, while milk is cooling, sweet, and unctuous.

These qualities are opposite and can disturb the digestive fire (agni) and the balance of the doshas.

But according to science, there is no evidence that boiled egg and milk are harmful when consumed together.

In fact, some studies suggest that combining protein sources, such as eggs and milk, can enhance muscle protein synthesis and promote muscle growth.

Eggs and milk are both excellent sources of high-quality protein, containing all nine essential amino acids.

They also provide other important nutrients, such as choline, iodine, selenium, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin D, riboflavin, and vitamin B12.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

If after eating boiled egg and milk together you experience any digestive discomfort or allergic reaction, then stop combining them. And if you can tolerate them well, then continue.

However, you should be mindful of the quality and quantity of boiled egg and milk you consume. Because too much of any food can cause health problems.

For example, excess protein intake can strain the kidneys and liver, excess cholesterol intake can increase the risk of heart disease, and excess calcium intake can interfere with the absorption of other minerals.

Whether you eat them together or not, you should always choose organic eggs from pasture-raised chickens and organic milk from grass-fed cows.

Because these products have higher nutritional value and lower environmental impact than conventional ones.

You should also avoid eggs that are cracked or dirty, and milk that is expired or sour.

You can store boiled eggs in their shells in the refrigerator for up to one week. Do not store them at room temperature or in the freezer.

You can store milk in its original container in the refrigerator for up to seven days after opening.

Do not store it near strong-smelling foods or in the door of the fridge.

Finally, remember that boiled egg and milk are nutritious foods that can support your health and wellness. But they are not the only foods you need.

You should also eat a balanced diet that includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, healthy oils, and spices.

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

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

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