Tourists should eat at least one egg a day at the hotel, Turkish doctor Emin Kanan said in an interview with Türkiye Turizm. The thing is that not all travelers go exclusively for a beach holiday, many, upon arrival at the resort, go on grueling tours: hiking, trekking, excursions in the canyons, mountaineering, rock climbing, Nordic walking – and this requires good health, strength and energy.
As noted by the publication, annually 5 million tourists, who are accommodated in 220 hotels, eat 150 million eggs. The consumption of this product is very common all over the world. According to the doctor, eating eggs is a good habit, especially for older tourists, since eggs are incredibly healthy and nutritious, they are called “astronaut food” for a reason: “One large and medium-sized egg contains an average of 72 kcal of energy, 6.3 grams of quality protein, 4.8 g of fat, 1.6 g of which are saturated and 270 units of vitamin A ”.
In addition to nutrients, chicken eggs contain bioactive compounds such as lutein and zeaxanthin, which are important for eye health and the body’s antioxidant defense systems. However, it is necessary to observe the measure: it is recommended that the total amount of cholesterol that a person takes in a daily diet does not exceed 300 mg. So, one large egg, or rather its yolk, contains about half of this norm. On the other hand, the doctor reminded tourists that blood cholesterol levels depend on the amount of cholesterol produced in the liver, and not on cholesterol taken from food. Thus, the Turks urge holidaymakers to eat eggs in any form, not only at home, but also at the resort.
To summarize, eggs, rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, lutein, zeaxanthin and choline, but partially low in saturated fat and energy, are highly nutritious and do not cause the negative cholesterol increase expected.
According to the Turkish physician, the link between egg consumption and the risk of heart attack and stroke has been studied by many researchers. To date, large and long-term studies have shown that people who consume one egg per day do not have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke. For tourists with heart disease and diabetes, to balance blood cholesterol levels, you can limit their intake to three eggs a week or eat mostly egg whites in the hotel restaurant.
In addition, the product strengthens the immune system, which will be very useful on vacation, where the tourist restores emotional and physical health. Emin Kanan noted that eggs have a positive effect on the development of muscles and bones, protects the health of the eyes and heart, increases the level of iron in the body and helps with memory problems.