Regular egg intake stressed for maintaining sound health

12 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Regular egg intake stressed for maintaining sound health

Officials and employees of the Directorate of Livestock Services take out a colourful procession in Rajbari district town on Friday to mark the World Egg Day-2019. - Mehedi Hasan

RAJSHAHI: Experts at a post-rally discussion here on Friday mentioned regular egg intake is very much important for maintaining sound health as it’s a balanced food to all irrespective of age, male, female and season.

Department of Livestock Services (DLS) and Bangladesh Livestock Society (BLS) jointly organised the programme titled “Everyday Egg Intaking for Healthy and Nutritious Nation” at the conference hall of Rajshahi Divisional DLS Office in observance of the World Egg Day-2019, reports BSS.

Bangladesh Poultry Industry Coordination Committee (BPICC), Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (DVAS) in Rajshahi University (RU) and World Poultry Science Association supported the meeting.

Commissioner-in-Charge of Rajshahi division Dr Abdul Mannan addressed the meeting as chief guest while Divisional Deputy Director of DLS Kolyan Kumar Fouzder was in the chair.

DVAS Chairman Prof SM Kamruzzaman, District Livestock Officer Dr Humayun Kabir, Assistant Director of District Artificial Insemination Centre Dr Ismail Haque, BLS President Prof Jalal Uddin Sarder and its General Secretary Dr Hemayetul Islam and district unit general secretary of Bangladesh Poultry Association Enamul Haque also spoke on the occasion.

During his keynote presentation, Dr Ruhul Amin Al Faruque, divisional assistant director of DLS, narrated the significance of the day and consumption of egg.

He said egg is relatively low in calories and saturated fat and rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and other healthy nutrients.

“Most of the cholesterol that circulates in our bodies is not from cholesterol in foods, but rather from our liver making cholesterol in response to high intake of saturated and trans fat,” he added.

He said the perception that regular egg consumption leads to heart diseases has been proved incorrect, and suggested regular intake of egg, especially by pregnant women and growing children.

He said reasons behind low intake are economic status, low production and misconception.

Consumption of egg has no significant link with heart diseases, said livestock scientist and nutritionist Prof Jalal Uddin Sarder adding that protein is an important constituent of food which is necessary for strengthening and building of muscles and tissues and development of brain.

He said the existing problems in the poultry sector should be addressed for making the poultry farming more profitable and lucrative.