Today is World Egg Day, celebrated in different countries around the world to help raise more awareness of the benefits of eggs. Established at the IEC Vienna 1996 conference, it is celebrated every year, on the second Friday in October.
Before now, based on popular counsel, many of us adults thought that the cool and healthy thing to do was to extremely limit our consumption of eggs or, better still, completely avoid them. Usually, a maximum of two to three was recommended per week. However, these limitations are not really fully scientifically supported, as new studies are pointing to the fact that up to three whole eggs per day could be perfectly safe for healthy people who engage in other activities that would keep them healthy.
Eggs are highly nutritious and much to its praise, it has been voted as the world’s most nutritious food, as it contains almost all the nutrient the body needs to function well..
The most common nutrient often associated with an egg is protein. Eggs are the first port of call for anyone who feels a bit of deficiency in protein.
In addition to the presence of proteins in eggs, which is known to help the body in the repairing and building of muscles and tissues, as well as in the production of antibodies, hormones and active enzymes, there are also other very important nutrients in egg that play a huge role in preserving your health.
Have you heard of Choline? It is a very important macronutrient essential for the proper functioning of the liver, brain, nerves and muscles. It also supports the body in maintaining a healthy energy level and body metabolism. Choline is highly recommended to boost the brain’s function; it helps in the methylation process where DNA is created, and is essential for nerve signaling as well as detoxification.
Selenium is another mineral found in eggs. It is important in the strengthening of the body’s immune system, protecting the body cells from damage and aiding the functioning of the thyroid gland.
The reason your body might seem a little more receptive to diseases than usual could be because your immune system is weak. Research has shown that a good intake of Selenium would protect the body from diseases that are caused as a result of free radicals in the body.
Selenium serves as an antioxidant, working closely with the E Vitamin. Its presence in the body may as well reduce the risk of prostate and skin cancer.
You can also protect your eyes from age-related diseases and maintain clear eyesight with the duo of Lutein and Zeaxanthin, also largely found in eggs. They are very powerful nutrients that help protect the eyes from harmful wavelengths of light that could damage the eyes and also serve as an antioxidant for free radicals in the body.
Do you need a natural beauty make over? Eggs contain biotin that helps maintain the skin, hair and nails, and preserves the immune system. Biotin originates from the Greek word, “Biotos”, which means “life”. It is crucially essential for the growth of an embryo and is the main reason eggs are highly recommended for pregnant women, especially in the early stages of pregnancy.
As we celebrate today, we thank nature for eggs, and for making them available and affordable for every family. The value of eggs cannot be overemphasized; that’s why our highly nutritious feeds ensure that your birds are in the right condition to always produce healthy eggs.
Happy World Egg Day to all egg lovers from Vital Feed!