Can We Eat Boiled Egg and Lemon Together? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat boiled egg and lemon together or one after another, unless you have a specific health condition that may be affected by them.

Boiled egg and lemon both are healthy foods.

Boiled egg contains protein, vitamin B12, and choline, and lemon has vitamin C, citric acid, and antioxidants.

According to Ayurveda, boiled egg and lemon are incompatible foods that should not be consumed together or one after another.

This is because boiled egg is sweet, heating, and heavy, while lemon is sour, cooling, and light.

Eating them together can cause indigestion, acidity, and imbalance of the doshas.

But according to science, there is no clear evidence that boiled egg and lemon have any harmful effects when eaten together.

Some people even suggest that adding lemon juice to boiled eggs can help prevent the shells from cracking and make them easier to peel.

However, boiled egg and lemon may not be the best combination for people who have high cholesterol, kidney stones, or acid reflux, as they may worsen these conditions.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

If after eating boiled egg and lemon together you experience any side effects, such as nausea, heartburn, 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 boiled egg and lemon you consume.

Because too much of either food can have negative consequences, such as weight gain, nutrient deficiency, or tooth erosion.

Whether you eat them together or not, you should always choose fresh and organic boiled egg and lemon.

Because they will have more nutrients, less pesticides, and better flavor.

You can store boiled egg and lemon separately in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Do not store them together, as the lemon juice can spoil the egg or alter its taste.

Finally, remember, boiled egg and lemon are nutritious foods that can benefit your health in moderation.

Boiled egg can provide you with protein, choline, and vitamin B12, which are essential for your brain, muscles, and nerves.

Lemon can provide you with vitamin C, citric acid, and antioxidants, which can boost your immune system, digestion, and skin.

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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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