Eggs are a good source of nutrients for growth and development. We hypothesized that introducing eggs early during complementary feeding would improve child nutrition.
A study in Ecuador found that children who ate an egg daily were nearly half as likely to suffer from stunting, a condition that can cause diminutive height and low weight.
An egg a day, not an apple, might be the best way for children to stay healthy and strong. Young children who consume an egg daily are nearly half as likely to suffer from stunting, a condition that includes not only diminutive height and unhealthfully low weight but impaired brain development, weak immune systems, and other problems, according to research published in the journal Pediatrics.
According to researchers- the findings supported our hypothesis that early introduction of eggs significantly improved growth in young children. Generally accessible to vulnerable groups, eggs have the potential to contribute to global targets to reduce stunting.
Source: seeker.com, Pediatrics