World Egg Organisation urges more egg intake
As the world marks the 2016 World Egg Day (WED), the need to take more eggs in order to maintain a healthy brain development, improved concentration levels, and support the body immune system has been stressed.
The World Egg Organisation (WEO) made the call, on Friday, on the occasion of the celebration of this year’s WED. Every October 14, a wide range of activities, charitable events and campaigns are held across the globe to promote egg, as the highest quality source of protein.
The annual day and celebration, provides WEO the perfect platform to communicate the numerous benefits of eggs to a worldwide audience.
The Director General of WEO, Julian Madeley, in a statement issued to mark the day, explained this year’s objectives, saying eggs make crucial contributions to human diet on an individual level, and can also help to fulfill the protein requirements of the global community.
“In both developed and developing populations – a high quality source of protein is a fundamental requirement. The significant role of eggs in delivering this essential nutrient cannot be overstated, so we hope to encourage as many people as possible to be part of this year’s celebrations,” he said.
He noted that with an estimated one billion undernourished people across the globe, eggs have the power to help feed the world as it is nature’s ultimate source of high quality protein.