Many animals lay eggs. This group includes birds, most reptiles, amphibians, arthropods and worms. There are also a few mammals that lay eggs, such as the platypus and echidna. When we talk about eggs, we primarily mean chicken eggs, which are an integral part of human nutrition and from which a lot of egg products are produced. On average, every German eats over 200 eggs a year. Eggs are considered nutritious foods. They contain around 6 grams of protein or protein per piece. Eggs also contain vitamin A, vitamin E, beta-carotene, vitamin K, B vitamins and minerals such as calcium and iron.
From a health perspective, eggs are an issue in both a positive and a negative context. Eggs have a reputation for increasing cholesterol, increasing the risk of vascular blockage and heart attack. Eggs are also often subject to stress and recalls due to salmonella, dioxins and insecticides. But according to current reports and studies, eggs are much healthier than their reputation suggests for years. Eg, eggs are excellent sources of protein, have many valuable nutrients, are supposed to reduce the risk of stroke and increase growth in children. Even the frequently mentioned cholesterol-increasing effect of eggs has been refuted in current studies. (vb)
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