Eggs are good for health. But, that is when eating right and enough. However, there are some people who should limit their intake of eggs because they may have a negative impact on their health.
What kind of eggs should you eat?
Chicken eggs are the most common and are also the most consumed. Chicken eggs contain a large amount of valuable nutrients such as phosphorus, zinc, potassium, calcium, and vitamins A, D, E, B1, B2. Especially in one chicken egg, there are also up to eight essential amino acids that are essential for health.
At about 30% in size compared to chicken egg, but the amount of calories in duck eggs is twice as high as chicken eggs. The amino acids in these two kinds of egg are similar but in duck eggs contain more in quantity.
Compared with chicken eggs, duck eggs have the following content: Starch, mineral equivalent; higher protein content; higher saturated and unsaturated fats; higher cholesterol content. This explains why people with a history of cardiovascular disease should limit their intake of duck eggs.
Although it is smaller in size than chicken egg and duck egg, quail egg is richer, lower in fat than chicken egg and duck egg. In addition, quail egg also contains amino acids, minerals, vitamins similar to chicken egg and duck egg.
Quail egg is suitable for young children, especially children under 6 years (subjects are vulnerable to food allergies). Moreover, quail egg is very beneficial in the brain development of the baby.
How many eggs should you eat?
The amount of eggs eaten in a week depends on each target group.
Children: Children should eat eggs because duck eggs are slower to digest, will make your baby full longer.
Infants 0-6 months should eat only 1/2 egg yolk/meal, eat 1-2 times/week. Children from 1 to 2 years old eat 2 eggs/week. Children from 2 years old or more can eat 3 eggs a week.
Parents can give their baby about three to four quail eggs a day without worrying about allergies.
Adults: Adults should eat only 3-4 eggs a week, whether chicken eggs or duck eggs. Eating a lot of eggs, your body will not absorb all nutrients, when excreted out will be wasted.
Pregnant women: Pregnant women who eat a lot of chicken eggs are not good because it will cause intestinal problems. Therefore, pregnant women should only eat 3 eggs a week.
People who should restrict eating eggs
Although it contains many nutrients, vitamins and minerals, not everyone should eat eggs because the cholesterol in eggs can affect the cholesterol in the blood. The following groups should limit egg consumption:
- People with liver disease
- People with hyperthyroidism
- People with heart disease
- People with high blood pressure
- People with diabetes…
People who are allergic should also consult a doctor because there are also allergens in the egg.
Notes when eating eggs
Only eat well-cooked eggs: Chicken eggs, duck eggs or quail eggs, when not cooked thoroughly will have a low nutrient content and make the body difficult to digest… In addition, uncooked eggs will make the body susceptible to harmful bacteria that are present in eggs, such as salmonella.
Eating boiled eggs is the most nutritious: boiled eggs have the potential to preserve and absorb nutrients better than other types of eggs are processed.
Eat slowly: Eat eggs slowly to ensure good nutrition and digestion, avoid choking when eating.