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Egg consumption has no age limit – GNEC

Photo taken on Aug. 9, 2017 shows eggs sold at a Belgian market, in Brussels, Belgium. Millions of contaminated eggs were withdrawn from the market last week in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland after the eggs were found to contain fipronil. (Xinhua/Ye Pingfan)(www)

Consumption of eggs has no age limit, said Madame Comfort Kyerewaa Acheampong, coordinator of the Ghana National Egg Campaign (GNEC).

She said eggs were nutritious and anyone could eat two eggs a day without any health complications.
“Research shows that dietary cholesterol from eggs has no relative impact on blood cholesterol, but rather increases high-density lipoproteins,” Mad. Acheampong said eggs also contain essential bone-friendly nutrients.

“Egg is a healthy diet and eating more eggs can reduce the risk of stroke by 12%,” she said in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in margin of a training workshop on the importance of egg consumption organized by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) with funding from GNEC for Bono East Nutrition Officers of the GHS held at Techiman.

The day’s event, which attracted more than 20 officers from the region’s four municipalities and seven districts, equipped them and invited them to educate the general public about egg consumption as part of their duties to help to demystify misconceptions about the consumption of eggs by the elderly.

She advised Ghanaians to eat more eggs and not let rising egg prices deter them, saying GNEC would continue to partner with GHS to educate Ghanaians on the essentials of eggs in the system. bodily.

Mad. Leticia Bayor, Regional Nutrition Manager for Bono East, called the training very important and commended the GNEC for supporting the GHS to make it a reality.

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