Eating Fish With Egg: Is it SAFE or Not?

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat fish and eggs together or one after another. Because there is no scientific evidence that they are harmful when combined.

Fish and eggs are both healthy foods.

Fish contains omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamin D, and minerals. Eggs have protein, choline, vitamin B12, and antioxidants.

According to Ayurveda, fish and eggs are incompatible food combinations that should be avoided.

Ayurveda believes that each food has a distinct taste, energy, and post-digestive effect, and that combining foods with different qualities can impair digestion and create toxins in the body.

Fish and eggs are both considered animal products with different energies and effects, and they may cause indigestion, gas, bloating, and allergies when eaten together.

But according to science, there is no clear evidence that fish and eggs are harmful when consumed together.

Science does not support the concept of food combining based on taste, energy, or post-digestive effect. Instead, science focuses on the nutritional value, calorie intake, and dietary balance of different foods.

Fish and eggs are both nutritious foods that provide essential nutrients for health.

There is no scientific reason to avoid them unless you have an allergy or intolerance to either of them.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

If after eating fish and eggs together you experience any side effects, such as nausea, diarrhea, or rash, then stop combining them. And if you can tolerate them, then continue.

However, you should be mindful of the quality and quantity of fish and eggs you consume.

Because too much of any animal product can increase your cholesterol, saturated fat, and mercury intake, which can raise your risk of heart disease and other health problems.

Whether you eat them together or not, you should always choose fresh or frozen fish that is low in mercury, such as salmon, trout, or sardines. Because high-mercury fish, such as shark, swordfish, or tuna, can harm your nervous system and affect your brain function.

You should also choose organic or free-range eggs that are rich in omega-3s. Because conventional eggs may contain hormones, antibiotics, or pesticides that can affect your hormonal balance and immune system.

You can store fish in the refrigerator for up to two days or in the freezer for up to six months. You can store eggs in the refrigerator for up to three weeks or in the freezer for up to one year.

Do not store fish or eggs at room temperature or near strong-smelling foods.

Finally, remember, fish and eggs are good sources of protein and other nutrients that can support your health.

But moderation and variety are key to a balanced diet. So try to include other sources of protein as well, such as beans, nuts, seeds, tofu, or dairy products.

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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