Healthy Easter: How many eggs children can eat per day
For Easter, there are brightly painted eggs in most German households. Children in particular often cannot resist. Chicken eggs contain not only valuable protein, but also important minerals and vitamins. But neither children nor adults should consume too much of it.
Basic food with valuable minerals and vitamins
Eggs are a staple of many people. In addition to the important protein, chicken eggs also contain valuable minerals such as iron and zinc and vitamins A, E and K. In addition, doctors from the USA reported that eating eggs promotes growth. Eggs are booming at Easter. Children especially love them, whether it's hard-boiled colorful Easter eggs, scrambled eggs or fried eggs. However, too much of it is unhealthy.
At Easter there may be more eggs
Adults are often advised not to eat more than two eggs a day due to the supposedly unhealthy cholesterol. However, many experts have lifted such warnings about eggs and butter.
Accordingly, as a healthy person, one should not worry much about the cholesterol in these foods. And on special occasions like Easter, three eggs are fine.
However, children should eat much less of it.
Up to two eggs a week
According to health experts, the following recommendations generally apply to children: Between the ages of one and three years, one or two eggs per week are fine, for four to six-year-olds two eggs.
However, it should be noted that with this information processed eggs in pasta or pastries are already factored in.
However, if children exceptionally eat more of it at Easter, this does not immediately have health effects. According to experts, individual deviations are not so bad if the weekly average is correct.
Healthy body regulates cholesterol alone
As a rule, parents do not have to worry about the cholesterol level of the offspring. A healthy body usually regulates this alone.
However, regulating cholesterol does not work properly in people with diabetes or a disorder in fat metabolism. Such patients - including children if necessary - should therefore be very cautious with their egg consumption.
Because an elevated cholesterol level in the blood can cause, among other things, hardening of the arteries, which in the worst case leads to a heart attack or stroke.
There is another reason for moderate egg consumption: egg yolk contains a lot of fat.
Organic eggs are generally recommended. Because on the one hand they are much healthier and on the other hand they contribute to the protection of animals and nature. (ad)