World Egg Day is October 11 and this year the global campaign focuses on five key benefits of eggs.
A single egg contains 14 essential nutrients including vitamins A, B, D and E, as well as being a source of calcium, selenium and iodine. Along with six grams of protein, eggs are one of the most nutritious foods available globally.
This little-known nutrient plays an important role in building cell membranes, impacting a number of vital functions within the body, and eggs are one of the best natural sources of choline. Not only does it aid healthy brain development, it also plays a role in liver function and metabolism and has been found to reduce the risk of breast cancer by 24%[i].
Studies have found that eating eggs can lower the risk of heart disease in healthy people. Despite containing cholesterol, eggs contain high-density level (HDL) or ‘good’ cholesterol and research shows that people with higher levels of HDL generally have reduced risks of heart disease.
Vitamin A deficiency is one of the leading causes of blindness across the globe, and eggs are a great natural source of vitamin A. The yolks also contain powerful antioxidants that can counteract some degenerative processes affecting eye health.
Eggs are a great source of nutrition at any age. From providing the building blocks during fetal development to containing the level of nutrients needed to sustain energy throughout the day, eggs are a healthy source of protein that should be enjoyed by all ages.
In the USA, Americans were geared up for World Egg Day by exploring eggceptional flavors from around the world, which could all be found in the Windy City of Chicago! To start off with tamago—Japanese omelet—or a French Croque Madame ham and cheese sandwich, then finish the day with Ethiopian Doro Wat or the Italian classic Carbonara.
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