My good friend asked “My son’s growth is not up to the scale and pediatrician is suggesting to include eggs in his diet. What is your view?”
“I think, your pediatrician is bookish and have little knowledge of local seasonal diet. Eggs for kids in dry and hot Gujarat, is deadly. Counter productive. And on top of it, you are not getting natural eggs. Eggs available in market are full of hormones and toxins. Deadlier.”
Fast forward 2 months. This is what I found on Facebook:
एक सवाल ….
कोलकाता हो या कश्मीर रोज खाओ खीर ना दिखा कर हमें संडे हो या मंडे रोज खाओ अंडे क्यों दिखाया जाता है❓
रही बात प्रोटीन की तो दालों में प्रोटीन अंडे से अधिक होता है तथा शीत (मट्ठा, छाछ) में तो सुपाच्य प्रोटीन की मात्रा सर्वाधिक होती है। बालाकोट हो या भोपाल रोज खाओ दाल या राजकोट हो या पीलीभीत रोज पीओ शीत क्यों नहीं दिखाया जाता❓
अणपढ़ जाट रोहतकी✍
वैदिक भवन रोहतक (आर्याणा)
Most of us are now living life hopelessly clueless. Our choices are driven Algorithms and media. That includes pediatrician who gave eggs as diet prescription! 🙁
Youth is driven by advertisement and half-baked nutritionist at Gym. So in lust for good muscles, they too eat eggs mindlessly. Beware! Save your teen-age kids!
Here is the study related to eggs
Bad news for egg lovers
Higher egg and cholesterol consumption hikes heart disease and death risk
“The take-home message is really about cholesterol, which happens to be high in eggs and specifically yolks,” said co-corresponding study author Norrina Allen, associate professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “As part of a healthy diet, people need to consume lower amounts of cholesterol. People who consume less cholesterol have a lower risk of heart disease.”
Egg yolks are one of the richest sources of dietary cholesterol among all commonly consumed foods. One large egg has 186 milligrams of dietary cholesterol in the yolk.
Other animal products such as red meat, processed meat and high-fat dairy products (butter or whipped cream) also have high cholesterol content, said lead author Wenze Zhong, a postdoctoral fellow in preventive medicine at Northwestern.
“Our study showed if two people had exact same diet and the only difference in diet was eggs, then you could directly measure the effect of the egg consumption on heart disease,” Allen said. “We found cholesterol, regardless of the source, was associated with an increased risk of heart disease.