Nigerians have been advised to consume eggs daily in order to boost their immune system against coronavirus and other viral diseases.
The President of Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), Ezekiel Ibrahim gave the advice in Abuja on Friday. He said the advice is necessary amidst the coronavirus pandemic as eggs contains essential nutrients and vitamins required by the body.
“To build your immunity against any disease, including COVID-19, eat an egg a day,” Ibrahim said.
”I urge members of the public to make egg part of their daily diet. It is a good source of protein and other key nutrients that the body requires to remain healthy.
”It is very important in fighting this COVID-19 pandemic. You can consume an egg per day, and there is no restriction because egg is good for everybody, both the young and the old.
“It is very important to encourage consumption of eggs; the government can even add it to the palliatives being given to the vulnerable, the security operatives and the frontline health workers, airport workers, and those workers in correctional facilities.
”Egg is a powerhouse of disease-fighting nutrients, like lutein and zeaxanthin, which can also reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in older adults,” he added.