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    Enjoying Eggs During Easter – Debunking Myths and Embracing Nutrition

    As Poland gears up for Easter celebrations in just two days, eggs take center stage on dining tables across the country. Amidst traditions and festivities, the question of egg consumption and its health implications arises. Let’s delve into the nutritional insights and debunk some myths surrounding this ubiquitous Easter symbol.

    Egg Nutrition: A Profound Source of Vitality
    According to WHO guidelines, healthy individuals can safely consume up to 12 eggs per week. However, Professor Mariusz Korczyński advocates for even higher intake, suggesting two eggs daily. Eggs, each weighing around 60 grams, provide not only 90 kcal of energy but also 25% of essential amino acids, minerals, and vitamins crucial for bodily functions.

    Understanding Egg Composition
    Eggs encompass a spectrum of nutrients essential for life. Prof. Korczyński emphasizes their role as a complete package for new organism formation, attributing this to the presence of vitamins like B12, A, E, and folic acid, along with phospholipids crucial for brain and heart health. Furthermore, egg proteins stand as a benchmark for ideal protein composition.

    Myths and Preferences
    Myths shroud eggs, including misconceptions about shell color and yolk richness. Contrary to belief, shell color is genetically determined, not influenced by hen diet. Preferences for brown or white shells and yolk color vary globally, with Polish consumers favoring brown shells and richly colored yolks. However, yolk color doesn’t correlate with nutritional value.

    Assessing Freshness
    Prof. Korczyński shares a simple freshness test: submerge eggs in water; if they lie flat at the bottom, they’re fresh; if they float, it’s best to refrain from consumption.

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