Eggs are one of the world's most consumed superfoods. They are incredibly nutritious and loaded with vitamins. What's more, eggs can raise the good cholesterol levels (referred to as High Density Lipoprotein) in people. Individuals who develop adverse reactions after egg consumption may have an egg intolerance or egg sensitivity.
Symptoms of Egg Intolerance & Sensitivity
Many individuals who have an egg intolerance or egg sensitivity are often intolerant only to the egg white, which is also known as the albumen. Some of the symptoms of being intolerant to eggs include:
- Excessive gas
- Stomach pain and cramps
- Breathing difficulty
- Skin issues
- Joint pain
Foods to Avoid If You Have Egg Intolerance & Sensitivity
If you have egg sensitivity or egg intolerance, you may want to consider avoiding egg-containing foods. Do note that this is a non-exhaustive list:
- Cakes containing fully cooked eggs
- Store-bought frozen Yorkshire puddings
- Pastry egg glaze
- Gravy granules with egg in them
- Dried egg pasta
- Store bought pancakes
- Sponge fingers
- Scrambled egg
- Boiled egg
- Fried rice with eggs
Common Food Replacements for Eggs
When it comes to adjusting your diet, it's important to note that egg substitutes can still contain certain portions of eggs. Below is a quick look at the suitable egg replacements that provide some of the nutrients that eggs can give you:
- Fish based proteins
- Egg replacements
Testing for Egg Intolerance
Pinnertest utilizes advanced IgG (FC Fragment Specific), Antigen, Antiserum, Control tests to determine a client’s food sensitivities. The testing procedure is extremely easy and it can be carried out at home. Simply use the painless finger stick to draw two drops of your blood and you’re done. Your blood sample can be sent to our lab via the prepaid UPS mailer. The fastest time you can expect to receive your test results is within seven days.
Treatment and Management of Egg Intolerance & Sensitivity
An egg allergy is a relatively rare ailment, and most children actually grow out of sensitivity to eggs. Egg intolerance in adults is more common and many individuals choose to avoid eating eggs altogether. You need to first take a food intolerance test to determine whether you have an intolerance or sensitivity to eggs. Once you have ascertained that you have an egg intolerance, it is ideal that you avoid eating foods that contain eggs. Maintaining an egg-free diet might be difficult but as long as you put in the effort to read nutrition labels for ingredients and monitor your meal choices to spot egg products, you should be able to avoid the symptoms caused by an egg intolerance problem.
Use the PinnerTest to Test for Egg Intolerance Today!
Are you suspecting that some of your health conditions are triggered by egg intolerance? Then, it's time to order the PinnerTest to test for egg intolerance and know for sure!