Who wants eggs in your every meal? I grown to have eggs in every meal because of our food business. From breakfast to dinner, having eggs in our menu and our plate is not as bad it seems. Cholesterol and fatty issues asides, I rather have eggs in my sandwich and rice meals than junk food. So Bounty Fresh, the country’s top egg producer, is taking the lead in promoting the health benefits of consuming eggs daily in the country through various initiatives including spearheading the celebration of World Egg Day this month.
This year’s event will be the onset of Bounty Fresh Eggs’ yearly celebration of World Egg Day. Similar efforts have been done in other countries like Australia, USA, The UK, France, Brazil, Austria and neighboring Asian countries like Vietnam and Indonesia, to name a few.
“We are optimistic that by leading events like the World Egg Day, Filipino consumers will become more familiar with our products, especially the nutrition-enriched Bounty Fresh Eggs,” says Architect Edwin Chen, Managing Director of Bounty Farms, Inc.
“Despite their affordability, the Philippine consumption of eggs is among the lowest in Asia. This is because of the misconception that eggs are bad for the health because of the cholesterol. We want to correct this misconception,” Chen adds.
During the event, the guest Nutritionist explained the different kinds of eggs and its full potentials to give more nutrients in our daily diet. As attested by credible agencies such as the Food Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), eggs are very good source of affordable, high quality protein. They are rich in vitamins D, B2, B6 and B12, as well as a good source of minerals such as zinc, iron and copper, as well as choline.
Because of the vitamins and minerals found on eggs, consuming them will help strengthen muscles, boost the health of the brain, bolster energy production, promote a healthy immune system, as well as lower the risk of heart diseases mainly because of choline, which helps in breaking down the amino acid homocysteine that is associated with the development of heart diseases.
Eggs are also healthful for pregnancy as the nutrients help prevent congenital disabilities such as spina bifida. Moreover, eggs aid weight loss and maintenance, improve eyesight and promote healthier skin.
There also have “eggziting” games and prizes for guest to feast on. And with the TV Actress and Host Bettina Carlos hosting the event, the event was full of fun and learning for us to take home with. Other than that, there’s a cooking demo as well to show how accessible egg really in in every kitchen, in any occasions.
For more details about the World Egg Day 2017 and insights, just visit the Bounty Fresh website at www.facebook.com/bountyfreshchicken/.