On the second Friday of October every year World Egg Day is celebrated to help raise awareness of the benefits of eggs and their important role in one’s life. October 13 this year we celebrated as World Egg Day to highlight the food product’s role in feeding people around the world. At the IEC Vienna 1996 the World Egg Day was established considering it’s a protein-rich food and consumed widely across countries. In the development of the brain and muscles, the proteins in eggs are significant. Egg is very beneficial for us one of the main role played by egg is that it prevents disease and contribute to general well being.
To promote the contribution that egg that fulfilling the nutritional requirements various events and campaigns are held across the globe of the global community. Numerous countries like Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, Ghana, Colombia, Pakistan, Brazil, Spain, Croatia, Irish, Indonesia, Vietnam, Austria, Romania, Hungary, and Denmark have also organized events to promote World Egg Day.
By distributing 2600 boiled eggs to six schools across the Jalgaon district in Pune, India is celebrating the egg day. The event will also witness some exciting programme with school children, government officials, and industry representatives. Health experts and the Nutritionists across the world can’t help raving about eggs and its nutritional benefits.
The egg day is dedicated to help raise awareness of the many health benefits of eggs. Whether you are pressed for time to reach office or your college, and your stomach is growling of hunger, you know what will rescue you out of the crisis- Eggs, of course! Scrambled, boiled, half fried or poached if you have eggs in stock, you don’t have to worry because you can whip up a delicious meal in minutes.
Angeli Misra (Director Lifeline Laboratory) said that “Researchers have looked at the diets of people, and they have suggested that consuming eggs every day is not associated with cholesterol problems or heart disease. Research has proven that, as opposed to the previous beliefs, eggs are actually good for health.”
“Only small amount of cholesterol, Eggs are low in saturated fat and they have no trans-fat, Most of the fat present in the eggs are the ‘good’ unsaturated fat that we need to be healthy.” Added Senior Nutritionist, and Wellness Consultant, Healthians, Saumya Satakshi.
In the world of health and nutrition, there are many myths around eggs that you probably believe in or have grown up listening despite of its great reputation. Here’s busting a few of them.
Let’s make you people aware of some of the common myths and disclose the fact behind them.
- Myth: Eggs increase the blood cholesterol levels
Fact: The excellent source of protein are eggs, people should not eliminate it out from their diet just on account of their cholesterol profile. If we start to compare measuring then it the food its impact of a food item on our blood cholesterol levels, saturated and trans-fat (the ‘bad’ fats) levels should be taken into account.
Dr. Anju Sood Bangalore based nutritionist says, “There are parts you can pick and choose from, one of them is the egg, It is the yolk of the egg that raises the lipid profiling , hence maybe you can choose to avoid that and load up on egg whites. Two egg whites a day are adequate protein for the day.”
She also further added that ” With your age you keep growing and at the same time, your metabolism declines, Consequently while a child or a youngster can (and should) consume a day without much worry, for those in their 40’s it might prove to be a tad risky affair, battling with high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Eat balanced food; if your eat meat in moderation then 3-4 eggs in a week won’t harm you. “
- Myth: Washing eggs before use can eliminate salmonella bacteria present on them
Fact: The eggs consist of the salmonella bacteria these bacteria are present inside it and not on the surface of eggs or the eggshell. Therefore, washing eggs will not really help in removing the bacteria.
- Myth: Having a lot of eggs in a day is bad for health
Fact: Three whole eggs per day are perfectly safe for healthy people as per the experts believe.
Rupali Dutta consultant Nutritionist says that “If you are a vegetarian who happens to eat eggs, it is the best source of protein. Single or two eggs a day are adequate for a decent protein eating. If you are a hard core non-vegetarian, eating large quantities of eggs a day, along with red meat and chicken, is not quite compulsory.”
- Myth: White eggs vs brown egg, which is a healthier bet
Fact: This is also an important fact about which people are not aware of very few people know that eggs come in many colors. The dissimilar eggshells color comes from the pigments the hens produce. Therefore, mutually white and brown have the same nutritional values and are healthy.
- You Shouldn’t Have Milk after Eggs
Fact: The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies, and according to the book, a complete Guide to the Ancient Healing of India by Vasant Lad, Combining eggs can produce indigestion, fermentation and gas formation.
As per Nutritionist Mehar Rajput, FITPASS, “If we talk about a great source of protein, amino acids and healthy fats and milk consists of protein and calcium, then eggs will be the perfect example of it. Consumption of cooked eggs with milk is a great way to balance out the protein intake. As on the other part some people also consume raw eggs or uncooked eggs which sometimes causes bacterial infection, food poisoning and biotin deficiency (as the protein in egg binds with biotin and prevents its absorption).
Along with proteins, eggs also have vitamin D, B6, B12, selenium, and minerals such as zinc, iron, and copper.
Here are some facts on eggs you should know:
- Eggs are among the few natural food products that have the highest nutrition amount.
- To crack an egg, there are apparently hundred ways.
- The bright white and yellow egg both will help you get the scarce Vitamin D.
- Eggs hold choline that is good for your cognitive health.
- Omelette was supposedly made by ancient Romans- the first egg.
- Eggs diminish the chances of birth defects.
- Eggs help you in improving your night vision.
- Crushed eggshell can be used to clean tough stains on pots and pans.
- Eggshell is rich in calcium and other minerals can be crushed and used as a garden fertilizer.
- Eggs can be used on hair to make it softer and healthy.
- An egg has all the basic nutrients like- calcium, protein, amino acid, sodium etc; it is a pill for ‘balanced diet.’
- Eggs help you in improving your heart health.
- Probability of developing a breast cancer can be reduced by eating eggs.
- Eggs have low carbon footprints they are environment-friendly.