Busting Myths Related To Eggs On World Egg Day

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There are many myths about eggs that today we will bust for you guys. So that you can enjoy your meal without any concerns. In spite of its nutritional values many avoid eggs for certain reasons.

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First of all, Happy World Egg Day. World Egg Day was established at the IEC Vienna in 1996 conference when it was decided to celebrate World Egg Day on the second Friday in October each year. The day is dedicated to help raise awareness of the many health benefits of eggs. When you’re late for your 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. A single egg contains proteins, selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper, which are good for everyone and everyday.

So, get ready to bust some myths, because we will give you facts:

First myth is, Eggs increase cholesterol.

Fact: Bangalore based nutritionist Dr. Anju Sood says, “Even in the egg, there are parts you can pick and choose from. 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.” So, don’t avoid it, despite include it in your diet plan.

Second myth is, washing eggs before use can eliminate salmonella bacteria present on them.

Fact: Salmonella bacteria are present inside the egg and not on the surface of eggs or the eggshell. Hence, washing eggs will not really help in removing the bacteria.

Third myth is having a lot of eggs in a day is bad for health.

Fact: Experts says, that three whole eggs per day are perfectly safe for healthy people. Consultant Nutritionist Rupali Dutta says, ” One or two eggs a day are adequate for a decent protein intake . If you are a vegetarian who happens to eat eggs, it is the best source of protein. If you are a hard core non-vegetarian, eating large quantities of eggs a day, along with red meat and chicken, is not quite recommended.”

Fourth myth is, brown eggs are more nutritional than white eggs.

Fact: Eggs come in many colors. The different eggshells color comes from the pigments the hens produce. Hence, both white and brown have the same nutritional values and are evenly healthy.

Fifth myth is, one shouldn’t have milk after eating eggs.

Facts: As per Nutritionist Mehar Rajput, FITPASS, “Eggs are a great source of protein, amino acids and healthy fats and milk consists of protein and calcium. Eating cooked eggs with milk is a great way to balance out the protein intake. Consuming raw eggs or uncooked eggs can sometimes lead to bacterial infection, food poisoning and biotin deficiency as the protein in egg binds with biotin and prevents its absorption.

Hope, after reading this article many myths must have busted and hope you enjoy your meal with eggs on this World Egg Day.

Published by Shalvina Lokhande on 13 Oct 2017

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