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I have a child with an allergy to eggs. What steps should I take to ensure he gets the necessary nutrition if I can’t include them in his diet?
Eggs are a source of quality protein, iron, vitamins, minerals and carotenoids. Their role in providing disease-fighting nutrients such as lutein has given eggs an important place in nutrition, especially for growing children. So, yes, it is imperative to find a suitable alternative if your child is allergic to eggs.
Yogurt and tofu can be a good replacement. Green vegetables (spinach, broccoli, kale), orange yellow vegetables (carrots),
clarified butter (ghee), fresh butter and cottage cheese can also be substituted. Ghee made from cow’s milk can improve the eyesight and help in the development of the brain and memory. Here’s what Ayurveda has to say about the qualities of ghee: It is good for eyesight, equally beneficial to both young and old, good for those desirous of a healthy lifespan, for strength, good complexion, nourishment, lustre, core strength, memory, intelligence, digestion, and proper functioning of the sense organs. With its qualities, ghee can fill the gap that the lack of eggs creates in your child’s menu.
Also, an allergy to eggs, if acquired, needs to be checked and confirmed by a specialist whether it applies to all types of eggs. We have seen people who are allergic to only yolk or white, or only to chicken eggs.