Quail eggs are considered to be some of the healthiest foods, with rich nutritional and therapeutic properties for health. They are more nutritious, less caloric and have a lower risk of allergies than those of chicken, but their integration in the family menu depends on the age or the health of each individual. Discover the benefits of these foods, but also important recommendations on how you can integrate quail eggs into the menu of children, pregnant women, but also other family members!
Consumption of quail eggs in pregnancy. Tips and recommendations
Quail eggs can be successfully consumed during pregnancy. These can substitute ordinary eggs for the hen, having many benefits in the evolution of pregnancy. The specialists claim that they have essential nutritional properties during pregnancy, contributing to the harmonious development of the fetus and to improving the health of the pregnant woman, due to the rich content of essential nutrients.
Although smaller than chicken, quail eggs contain 5 to 15 times higher amounts of essential vitamins and minerals such as: phosphorus, iron, vitamin B1 and B2.
The recommended daily portion for a normal person is a maximum of 5 quail eggs per day. However, specialists urge to avoid abuse, because the side effects are the same as in the case of the consumption of hen eggs.
If you are pregnant, ask the doctor for advice on the quantity of quail eggs that you are allowed to consume in the daily menu. Each pregnancy has its own particular medical and nutritional characteristics, and the doctor is the most suitable source of information in this regard. The fact is that when you are pregnant you must consume very well cooked eggs and avoid their raw consumption.
Even if all kinds of cures are made with raw quail eggs, during pregnancy, they are not recommended, due to the increased risk of salmonella infection, which can endanger the normal evolution of the fetus. Even if quail eggs have a lower risk of salmonella infection than chicken eggs, it is better to be cautious and eat them cooked or in various well-cooked dishes.
Consumption of quail eggs in children. Age and benefits
Quail egg is a wonderful food for the growth and development of the child of any age. Unlike hen eggs, quail eggs have a lower risk of allergies. They can be introduced without problems in the child's menu from the age of baby
Shortly after the baby's food diversification, at 9 months, you can introduce the egg yolks into its menu, and after 1 year, you can also add the eggplant in the preparations you serve daily.
Recommended portion of quail eggs for children:
- 9 months - 1 year: 1 yellow per day;
- 1 - 3 years: 1 quail egg per day (yellow and white);
- 3 - 7 years: 2-3 quail eggs per day;
- over 7 years: 3-5 eggs per day.
Even if it has a lower allergen potential than the chicken egg, it is best to be careful and careful when administering the quail egg to the baby. If you want to introduce the whole egg earlier in the baby's diet, ask the pediatrician for advice and follow the 4-day rule, which helps you figure out if the baby's body is reacting negatively to the substances in it.
Due to the essential nutrients they contain, quail eggs are considered to be some of the most potent immunostimulatory foods. Doctors claim that chickens who consume quail eggs are 6 times less likely to get sick.
Benefits of quail eggs for the health of your family
Whether they are integrated in the menu of pregnancy, child, father or grandfather, the benefits that quail eggs have for the body and health are the same for all family members.
Quail eggs are famous for two important properties they have for health - they do not contain bad cholesterol and has the lowest risk of food allergies of all types of eggs.
Quail eggs contain only HDL cholesterol, which is considered to be beneficial to health, unlike chickens or other birds. They improve the health of the liver and prevent the appearance of complications caused by the increase of bad cholesterol in the blood.
Other notable benefits that quail eggs come with when they are regularly consumed in the menu of any family member are:
- strengthening the immune system and preventing infections;
- prevention and treatment of anemia, due to its high iron content;
- cancer prevention and treatment;
- stimulation of the sexual potential of men, but also of their libido and fertility;
- rapidly treats urticaria and conjunctivitis;
- stimulates the harmonious growth of children, due to the multitude of vitamins and minerals they contain;
- faster healing of heart conditions;
- improving memory, attention and intellectual skills;
- detoxification of the body;
- weight loss (they are recommended in lean diets because it stimulates the metabolism rate, forcing it to burn more fat);
- improving the functions of the circulatory system;
- removal of stones from the kidney, liver or gall bladder;
- combating baldness (baldness);
- healing of kidney diseases;
- prevention of digestive disorders (gastritis, gastric or duodenal ulcer).
Quilting eggs are also successfully used in the cosmetic industry, due to the beneficial effects on the beauty of hair and skin. The external use of quail eggs, by adding them in beauty masks for the face and hair, has a revitalizing and nourishing effect, contributing to the improvement of the health status, but also of their appearance.
Quail eggs can be consumed in the ordinary, daily diet of your family or can be integrated into therapeutic cures, for various purposes. In the strains, eggs are consumed raw, several times a day, for a certain period, depending on the purpose for which the diet is kept.
Any family member can take care of raw quail eggs (except the pregnant ones), but only after receiving the opinion from the family doctor. It is important to check the state of health before starting these therapeutic treatments with eggs.
Do you like quail eggs? Am I a frequent presence on your family menu? How do you successfully cook and introduce them to the diet of your loved ones? Tell us your tips in the comments section below!
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