Carnivore Diet Eggs

So many people on the carnivore diet eat eggs on a regular basis. But are eggs really a great source of nutrition on the carnivore diet? And what are the best ways to prepare them?

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In this post, I will answer these questions and provide you with some tips which can help you make the most of this diet staple.

Benefits Of Eggs On Carnivore Diet

Many people consider eggs a “superfood”, but is it really a good choice for those on the carnivore diet? Here are just a few of the benefits of eggs on the carnivore diet:

1. High in Protein and Healthy Fats

Eggs are high in healthy proteins and fats, which are essential for people on the carnivore diet.

Eggs contain all of the essential amino acids, which are needed for building muscle and other bodily functions.

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Eating eggs on the carnivore diet can help you get the right balance of nutrients. A 3.5oz serving of eggs provides 13g of protein, 11g of fat, and 1g of carbs.

Oh, and if you are scared of saturated fats which can be found in eggs, fear not – many studies have shown saturated fats are actually not the “evil”.

2. Rich in Vitamins and Minerals

When it comes to nutrients, eggs are a powerhouse. They contain many essential vitamins and minerals that can provide you with the nourishment your body needs to stay healthy.

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These include vitamin A for skin health, selenium for thyroid function, phosphorus for bone strength, riboflavin which helps convert food into energy, and choline for the brain.

Vitamins
  • Vitamin A: 400 IU (8% DV)
  • Vitamin D: 44IU (7% DV)
  • Vitamin E: 1.2 mg (6% DV)
  • Riboflavin: 0.3 mg (20% DV)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.1mg  (4.5% DV)
  • Vitamin B12: 0.6 mcg (23% DV)
  • Folate: 24 mcg (6% DV)
  • Pantothenic Acid: 0.7 mg
Minerals
  • Calcium: 28 mg (2% DV)
  • Iron: 0.88 mg (5% DV)
  • Copper: 0.036 mg (4% DV)
  • Magnesium: 6 mg (2% DV)
  • Manganese: 0.014 mg (1% DV)
  • Potassium: 69 mg (1% DV)
  • Selenium: 15.3 mcg (28% DV)
  • Choline: 200 mg

3. Add Variety To The Diet

On the carnivore diet, you mostly eat meat, and there are many types of meat that you can enjoy. But if you want to mix it up a bit and add some variety, then eggs are the perfect choice.

They are not only packed with nutrition, but they also provide a nice change of pace from all the meat you eat on this diet. You can make many carnivore friendly dishes with eggs.

Allergy To Eggs

Some people have allergies to eggs, and for them – eggs on carnivore are defiantly not a good idea.

Other people may not have an allergy to eggs, but may not be able to tolerate them due to digestive issues. If you fall into this category, it is best to avoid eggs on the carnivore diet.

I also came across many people who experience bloating and other digestive issues when they eat eggs. It is possible that the whites of eggs are harder to digest than other proteins.

You can always try eating just meat for a few weeks, and then slowly add eggs back in, to see if you can tolerate them.

Eggs & Choline

Eggs are one of the most popular and nutritious foods on any carnivore diet.

Not only do they provide an excellent source of protein, but also contain many essential vitamins & minerals such as choline – a nutrient that is vital for many processes:

  • Cell-membrane signaling
  • Lipid transport
  • Neurotransmitter synthesis
  • Methyl-group metabolism.
  • And many more…

Another source of choline on the carnivore diet is beef liver. If you consume both eggs and beef liver on the carnivore diet, you can be sure that your body is getting the necessary choline it needs.

Lutein and Zeaxanthin In Eggs

Both of these antioxidants are found in eggs and can help protect your vision from macular degeneration, cataracts, and other age-related eye conditions.

Lutein is a yellow pigment that helps absorb blue light; it’s also an antioxidant.

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Zeaxanthin works with lutein to provide protection against UV rays by filtering out harmful wavelengths of sunlight before they reach the eyes.

Eating eggs is a great way to get these important antioxidants. The yolk is the best source of lutein and zeaxanthin, so when following a carnivore diet, it is best to eat the whole egg and not just the whites.

Raw Eggs On The Carnivore Diet

Some people who follow the carnivore diet like to include raw eggs as part of their daily meal plan.

Eating raw eggs does have some potential risks, so it’s important to understand the pros and cons before deciding whether or not to incorporate them into your diet.

If you do decide to eat raw eggs, make sure to buy them from a reliable source and store.

Raw eggs can contain salmonella, a type of bacteria that can make people very ill. I once had it, it was not pleasant. At all.

Free Range Eggs

Free range eggs are produced from chickens that are allowed to roam freely outdoors, eat a variety of foods and produce eggs with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids.

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Many people who follow the carnivore diet wonder if free range eggs are better than those that are not. The answer is yes – their nutrient profile is better. But that doesn’t make regular eggs bad.

Pickled Eggs

Another way to enjoy eggs on a carnivore diet is to pickle them. Pickling is a simple process that preserves food and adds flavor.

Pickled eggs can be made in any type of vinegar but white or apple cider vinegars work best.

Carnivore Meals With Eggs

Here are some ideas for dishes you can make with eggs on the carnivore diet:

Conclusion

Eggs can be a great part of a carnivore diet. They are high in protein and fat, and rich in vitamins and minerals.

They are also low in carbohydrates calories, making them a great choice for those who are looking to lose weight or maintain a healthy bodyweight.

Eating eggs on a regular basis can help provide the nutrients needed for optimal health and wellness.

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