Eggs are controversial. While a lot of A lot of people think eggs are good, some of us believe eggs are bad for your health. And while this is so, there is a plethora of evidence suggesting the latter.
This article looks at what Dr Sebi says about eggs and how they can be bad for your health.
Dr. Sebi is a world-renowned herbalist who developed the African Bio-Mineral Balance to help his patients cleanse and detoxify their bodies. Dr. Sebi believes acidity and mucus is the cause of all disease.
Dr. Sebi says that eggs are one of the most toxic foods we can eat, and recommends avoiding them completely.
Are Eggs Alkaline or Acidic?
Dr. Sebi says all animal products, including eggs are acidic and mucus-forming. They should be avoided if you are trying to cleanse and detoxify your body. Dr. Sebi recommends only eating plant-based foods that are alkaline and help to reduce mucus in the body.
Dr. Sebi categorizes all acid forming foods as unhealthy and potentially toxic to the human body. He believes that by consuming these types of foods, we are subjecting ourselves to disease and illness. Dr. Sebi recommends avoiding all animal products, including eggs, as they can lead to mucus buildup in the body.
Are Eggs Cooked in Any form Acidic?
Eggs whether boiled, scrambled, fried or baked are acidic. It is important to note that the acidity of eggs is not affected by how they are cooked.
However, some factors may add some level of acidity to the diet depending on added ingredients or cooking method employed. Added acidic vegetable oils, animal fat or meat products like bacon can make the dish more acidic.
Other Reasons Not to Eat Eggs
Eggs are also a common allergen, so it’s best to avoid them if you have any sensitivities. Eggs are also inflammatory and can contribute to joint pain and other inflammatory conditions.
Nutritionally, eggs are full of cholesterol and other fatty acids that has been shown to can clog arteries and lead to heart disease.
Dr. Sebi also believes that the high levels of animal based protein in eggs can tax our kidneys and put strain on our liver. For these reasons, Dr. Sebi recommends avoiding eggs altogether, and all other animal based foods as they can be detrimental to our health.
Are Eggs Alkaline or Acidic?
Eggs are actually quite acidic. In fact, they can have a pH as low as 5.0 to 6.0. This acidity can also contribute to inflammation in the body. When consumed in large quantities, eggs can increase the level of acidity in the blood, which can lead to inflammation.
Why Should You Avoid Eggs?
Below are one or more reasons to completely avoid eggs in your diet:
- Eggs are ACIDIC. Eggs are acidic and inflammatory. Inflammatory foods have been linked to many health conditions including chronic pain, arthritis, and autoimmune diseases.
- Eggs are high in cholesterol. A single egg (about 100g) contains about 186.5 mg of cholesterol, which is more than half the recommended daily amount. Too much cholesterol can lead to heart disease and other health problems.
- Eggs are a common cause of food poisoning. In fact, salmonella poisoning is one of the most common types of food poisoning. Salmonella can live on the outside of an egg, so it’s important to make sure eggs are cooked thoroughly before eating them.
- Eggs can be a trigger for allergies. Some people are allergic to eggs, and even those who aren’t can still have a reaction to the proteins in eggs. If you’re allergic to eggs, even eating traces of them can cause a serious reaction.
- Eggs may contain unhealthy fats. The fats in eggs are mostly saturated fats, which can raise your cholesterol levels and increase your risk of heart disease.
- Eggs may contain pesticides and other harmful chemicals. Some commercial egg farms use harmful chemicals, such as antibiotics and synthetic hormones, which can end up in the eggs themselves.
- Eggs are not vegan-friendly. If you follow a vegan diet, eggs are obviously off-limits.
- They’re not environmentally friendly. The egg industry has a major impact on the environment, thanks to the large amounts of water and feed required to produce eggs.
- They may be unethical. Commercial egg farms often confine hens to tiny cages where they can barely move, and this treatment is meted out on large scale across the globe
Egg Alternatives in an Alkaline Vegan Diet
As a Protein Source:
If you’re following the alkaline vegan diet, you might be wondering what egg alternatives you can use. Luckily, there are plenty of protein based options on the alkaline vegan diet. One popular choice is Chickpea. Chickpea is a good source of protein and nutrients and it’s also very versatile.
For example, chickpeas can be used to make vegan “egg” salad. You can also use beans, legumes, and nuts – lentils can be used in veggie burgers or as a “meat alternative”.
And don’t forget about Nutritional Yeast! This delicious ingredient adds a cheesy flavor to foods and is also a great source of vitamins and minerals. So there are plenty of wonderful egg alternatives for vegans following an alkaline diet
As a Binder:
Eggs are a common ingredient in many baked goods and can be used as a binding agent or thickener. Thankfully, there are a number of plant-based ingredients that can be used as substitutes for eggs.
One of the most popular egg replacements is flaxseed meal. To use flaxseed meal as an egg, simply combine it with water and let it sit for a few minutes to thicken. Another option is mashed ripe burro bananas, which work well in recipes for quick breads and pancakes.
Whatever egg alternative you choose, be sure to experiment until you find one that works well with your recipe and taste preferences.
Dr. Sebi believes that eggs are one of the most harmful foods a person can eat. He notes that they cause mucus production, which in turn leads to DIS-EASE.
So, like Dr. Sebi admonishes us to eat only live foods, eggs, which are considered “dead” in alkaline vegan circles are a no no.