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Eggs Ayurveda Medicinal Properties
Vata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha aggravatingDigestive Effects Help
HeavyOily
SweetSalty
Experiences:
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
Builds-stamina, Satisfies-stomach
Effect: Acidifying, Ojas, Rajasic
Recommended for: Autumn-Winter
Type: Meats
Contains: Non-Vegan
Nutrient: Fats, Phosphorous, Protein
Color: Orange, White, Yellow
Nourishes: Fat, Marrow, Muscle

Serving Size: 1 whole
Species: Gallus gallus domesticus
Family: Phasianidae
Pharmacological Effects
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Builds-SemenEmollientHair-Growth-Tonic
Muscle-TonicNutritivePromotes-Virility
Skin-TonicTonic
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ayurvedic perspective

Egg whites are a great source of protein. The egg yolks are a hearty and nourishing tonic pacifying Vata but aggravating Kapha. Egg yolks are high in cholesterol. Egg yolks are heating, and mildly aggravating to Pitta. Some people are allergic to the yolks.
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Egg drop soup is easiest to digest. Sunny-side eggs are medium. Hard boiled eggs are difficult to digest. To make egg drop soup, scramble the egg in a bowl, then pour slowly into a simmering pot of water, while stirring gently.

Eggs act as an emulsiifier (as in mayonnaise, preventing the separation of water and oil), a binder (as in meatloaf) or an aerator (as in angel food cake). To cook without eggs, use tapioca as a binder, whey protein for aeration, or soy lecithin as a emulsifier. 1/2 cup of applesauce can replace an egg in many recipes.

About the Author

John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. His online course Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week provides tools for gracefully healing with Ayurveda to thousands. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.

John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.

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Why are whole eggs not recommended for Pitta? I always thought the yolks were very nutritious and health giving?

- Gail Jordan, Scottsdale, AZ, 10-20-12 (Reply)

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