To boost the immune system and help curtail the propensity of going down with COVID-19 and other viral diseases, the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), has called on Nigerians to make eggs a mainstay of their daily diet.
Mr. Ezekiel Ibrahim, who is the Associations president made this known to newsmen on Friday via a telephone interview. He said eggs contain much needed nutrients and vitamins, touting it as a very good immune booster.
“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,” Mr Ibrahim added.