Eggs have been part of food consumed by both young and old people almost every day around the world, in both developed and developing countries. Eggs are majorly eaten and enjoyed by children where it is either fried or cooked and packaged in their lunch box. They are eaten with bread, rice and very commonly, yam. They are an excellent, affordable source of high quality protein, with the potential to feed the world.

In 1996, the first World Egg Day was celebrated during its establishment at the IEC Vienna conference and it was decided to be celebrated every second Friday of October in each year and since then there has been a variety of wonderful events taking place worldwide. This year’s World Egg Day falls today October 14, 2016.

Eggs are affordable to purchase and contain highly important proteins in the development of the brain and muscles; it also has a key role to play in disease prevention and contribute to well being in latter life, particularly in relation to eyesight. They are also an excellent source of chlorine, essential to memory and brain development.

Eggs are among the few foods that can be classified as a ‘super food.’ They are loaded with nutrients, some of which are rare in the modern diet. Here are 10 health benefits of eggs that have been confirmed in human studies.

  • Eggs are nutritious: Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet, a whole egg contains all the nutrients required to turn a single cell into a baby chicken.
  • Eggs are high in cholesterol, but they don’t adversely affect blood Cholesterol
  • Eggs Raise HDL (The “Good”) Cholesterol
  • Eggs Contain Chlorine: This is an important nutrient that most people don’t get enough of.
  • Eggs turn LDL Cholesterol from Small, dense to Large, linked to a reduced risk of heart disease
  • Eggs contain Lute in and Zeaxanthin, antioxidants that have major benefits for eye health.
  • In the Case of Omega-3 or Pastured Eggs, they Lower Triglycerides.
  • Eggs are high in quality Protein, with all the essential amino acids in the right ratios.
  • Eggs do not raise your risk of heart disease and it may reduce the risk of stroke.
  • Eggs are highly fulfilling and tend to make you eat fewer Calories which help you to lose weight.

Peoples across the globe celebrate this day by making variety of egg dishes and recipes



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