Eggs are multipurpose food that can be prepared in many different ways such as frying, hard boiling, poaching, scrambling and baking. This makes egg quite simple to corporate into a diet, Madam Belinda Agyeiwah, a nutritionist at St. Martins De Porres Hospital has noted.
According to her, eggs play very essential roles in the proper functioning of the human body if eaten in correct quantity.
The nutritionist who was a guest on the food Safety, Hygiene and Nutrition program, said “eggs are very important in our life because they contain vitamins and minerals that build strong muscles, proper functioning of the nervous system including the brain, produce energy in all cells of the body among other roles.”
She said under normal diet routine, egg should be eaten once a day after properly cooked through any of its different means of preparation.
According to her, the best form of storing egg is refrigeration since it prevents it from room temperature that can make it sweat and also allow bacteria to pass through pores in the shell into egg.
She disclosed that pregnant women must be encouraged to eat egg at least once a day, because it helps breakdown energy, regulate weight loss and reduces overall calorie intake.
She advised that eggs should not be eaten raw as the bacteria can pass through the pores in the shell in to egg.
“Eggs should not be eaten in a raw form, it is very dangerous to human health as bacteria can pass through the pores in the shell,” she said and further advised that “we should not put our eggs in one basket.”
Source: Prince Paul Amuzu/ritefmonline.org