FoodAre you eating enough eggs? WHO specialists advocate for a surprising increase in weekly consumption

Are you eating enough eggs? WHO specialists advocate for a surprising increase in weekly consumption

WHO issued guidelines on egg consumption.
WHO issued guidelines on egg consumption.
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1:14 PM EST, January 23, 2024

Data from the National Center for Nutrition Education indicates that the average weekly consumption of eggs in Europe is 3.5 pieces. Among this mix, Serbs reportedly consume the fewest eggs at 1.5 pieces a week, while the Danes lead with three times the average. According to WHO, however, they all eat too few.

The benefits of consuming eggs

Eggs, and not only ones from chickens, have sadly been burdened with negative rumors and allegations. Let's face it: eggs still bring cholesterol and salmonella to many minds, neither of which are favorable associations, would you agree? Although these aspects should not be ignored, it needs to be emphasized that eggs are fundamentally healthy.

The easily digestible protein found in eggs is so beneficial for the human body that the World Health Organization uses it as a standard for measuring protein content in other foods. Additionally, eggs contain few calories and are packed with lutein, choline, iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, and iodine. This considered, the only question remaining is: how many eggs should you be eating each day?

Eggs are an extremely healthy product.
Eggs are an extremely healthy product.© Canva | rattanakun

Guidelines from the World Health Organization

According to specialists from WHO, a healthy adult should consume an average of 10 eggs weekly. The American Cardiology Society echoes this view, recommending 1-2 eggs daily. Until this quota, eggs are not harmful in any way; in fact, they help prevent cardiovascular diseases.

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