National Nutrition Council promotes poultry egg consumption
The National Nutrition Council in the Philippines is
encouraging the public to consume eggs.
According to a message by top nutritionist and executive director, Maria
Bernardita Flores, the content of an egg has a remarkable nutrition profile and
is a nutrient-dense food.
Flores gave strength to her message by continuing in saying that eggs are
the cheapest source of high quality protein and a considerable amount of
essential vitamins and minerals that are in general, in a form that the body can
The 'promotion' of eggs is aimed at encouraging families to raise poultry
as a source of food and additional income. Additionally, the Council wants to
increase awareness on the nutritive value of poultry meat and eggs and, in turn,
increase consumption in the domestic market. Flores said that the encouragement
of consumption of eggs is contained in the 4th Nutritional Guidelines for
Filipinos to address nutrient deficiencies in the Filipino diet.
The message stated that many people refrain from eating eggs because of
much talk surrounding its cholesterol content. However, Flores noted that eggs
are a good source of Vitamin A and iron, adding that eating an egg a day is
alright as long as an individual watches his overall saturated fat intake.
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