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Eggs for a healthy future: celebrating World Egg Day

World Egg Day poster with the tagline 'Happy World Egg Day'

It’s World Egg Day! Affordable, versatile and packed full of nutrition, the mighty egg is hard to beat!

This year’s #WorldEggDay theme is ‘Eggs for a healthy future’, promoting the incredible role #eggs can play in nourishing the population today, tomorrow and beyond.

Key messages from the International Egg Commission (IEC) for World Egg Day 2023 include:

  • Eggs are an affordable source of high-quality protein. Protein is essential for building and repairing tissues, and it is also important for a healthy immune system. Eggs are a complete protein, meaning that they contain all nine essential amino acids that the body cannot produce on its own.

  • Eggs are a good source of vitamins and minerals. Eggs contain a variety of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, D, E, and B12, as well as choline, iron, and zinc. These nutrients are essential for overall health and well-being.

  • Eggs are versatile and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Eggs can be boiled, fried, scrambled, poached, or baked. They can also be used in a variety of recipes, from omelettes to quiches to cakes and cookies.

  • Eggs and their production can play a key role in positive change, supporting nutrient-vulnerable communities.

Mildmay is a leading provider of specialist healthcare services for people living with HIV and AIDS and for people who are homeless and rough sleeping. Our Dietetics and Nutrition Team plays an important role in helping patients maintain a healthy diet and manage their condition.

Here are some tips for incorporating eggs into a healthy diet:

  • Choose whole eggs over egg whites. Whole eggs contain more nutrients, including choline and vitamin D.

  • Limit your intake of processed egg products, such as bacon and sausage. These products are often high in saturated fat and sodium.

  • Cook your eggs in healthy oils, such as olive oil or avocado oil. Avoid cooking your eggs in butter or margarine.

  • Pair your eggs with other nutrient-rich foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

  • Eggs are a nutritious and affordable food that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. If you are looking for a way to improve your diet, talk to your doctor or a registered dietitian about how to incorporate eggs into your meal plan.

Mildmay Mission Hospital is committed to helping people live healthier and happier lives.



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