The President of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) , Mr Ezekiel Ibrahim, has advised Nigerians to eats eggs daily so as to boost their immunity against COVID-19 and other viral infections.
“To build your immunity against any disease, including COVID-19, eat an egg a day,” Ibrahim said.
According to him we can battle any kind of disease by regularly consuming eggs as a major component of food that boosts our immune system.
”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,” Ibrahim added.