Read on to know how eating egg whites can trigger unexpected reactions in our body!

We all hold an opinion that the white of an egg is extremely healthy and we can have plenty of it as it is rich in many vital nutrients. While most of this notion is true, it is still important to know that apart from offering many health benefits, egg whites can also lead to certain drastic side effects. Surprised?

Salmonella poisoning

Protein-rich egg white can be easily contaminated with salmonella, as this bacteria is usually found in the intestines of a chicken. So, salmonella can thrive both inside and on the outer layer of an unbroken egg. To completely get rid of this bacteria, we must cook eggs at high temperature and for a long time.

Lowers biotin

Consuming raw egg white can lower the biotin levels of our body, which can result in skin problems in adults and infants, lack of coordination and muscle strength, muscular cramps, seizures, and hair loss. Raw egg white contains avidin that restricts the activity of biotin and regularly eating raw eggs can lead to biotin deficiency.


People allergic to albumin may react to egg whites in a similar way, which may lead to symptoms such as rashes, hives, nausea, vomiting, inflammation, diarrhea, coughing, wheezing, cramps, sneezing, breathing difficulty, dizziness, unconsciousness, etc.

Protein overload

Eating a high amount of proteins can negatively impact kidneys as it can result in acute kidney disorder. So, it is best that people must consult a nutritionist or physician before doing on a high protein or egg exclusive diet.