World Egg Day, Friday 9th October

World Egg Day was established in 1996 to celebrate the benefits of eggs.

Eggs play an important role in feeding families around the world. Their versatility, high quality protein and affordability makes eggs unbeatable nutrient rich packages. Eggs contain many of the key ingredients for life. They are an excellent source of choline, essential for memory and healthy brain development. The protein in eggs is important in the development of the brain and muscles which plays a role in disease prevention, improved well being in latter life, especially in relation to good eyesight through avoiding macular degeneration.

Eggs no longer need to be avoided because of their natural cholesterol content. Current research identifies saturated fat as more likely to cause high blood cholesterol and the National Heart Foundation recommends around 6 eggs per week may be included in a healthy diet.

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