How Many Eggs Can You Eat On The Paleo Diet?

The paleo diet, also called the Paleolithic diet or the caveman diet, is a diet that sticks to foods that were thought to be eaten by humans during the paleolithic era thousands of years ago (via Healthline). The main idea behind this diet is to cut out processed foods and focus on whole foods. In general, people on the paleo diet will eat meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices, and healthy fats. They will avoid processed foods, sugar, soft drinks, grains, many dairy products, legumes, artificial sweeteners, vegetable oils, margarine, and trans fats.

There is no requirement for how many or how few eggs someone can eat on the paleo diet. However, while eggs offer many health benefits, you can overdo it if you consume too many every day. According to Eat This, Not That!, eggs are high in cholesterol. While there are still ongoing studies determining exactly how that cholesterol is absorbed in the body, people with high cholesterol levels may want to limit their intake of eggs just in case. Eggs can also cause bloating and stomach upset in some people. If that's the case for you, limit your intake of this food.

The health benefits of eggs

Whether you're on the paleo diet or not, eggs are a great food to incorporate into your diet. They are considered one of the most nutritious foods on the planet because they contain and variety of nutrients as well as protein, carbs, and fats to keep you full (via Eat This, Not That!). Eggs are associated with fat loss, lower inflammation levels, and an increase of lean muscle when eaten regularly. They contain vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B12, vitamin D, selenium, iodine, vitamin A, folate, and biotin. According to WebMD, eggs contain all nine of the essential amino acids that the body can't produce itself. This makes them a complete protein.

Two of the healthiest ways to eat eggs are by poaching and boiling them (via Healthline). Boiled eggs are cooked in the shell and peeled after cooking while poached eggs are cooked outside of the shell. If you want to cook your eggs with oil, choose a healthy oil like extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil.