Will the soft-hearted eggs be poisoned? How many do you eat every day? You must know these 6 questions about children eating eggs

The long road to parenting is full of “unexpected” things, and often things that subvert your “common sense”. For example, eggs.

“Eggs? Eat them if you want, what’s the problem?”

Really problematic. Let’s take a look at two news first: a 4-year-old boy died after suffering from syncope after eating soft-hearted eggs for several days.

Another 3-year-old boy was luckier, but had an allergy to eggs.

But parents don’t have to feel that the eggs in their hands are not fragrant. After all, meat, eggs, milk, meat and eggs are still a heavy source of protein for children. Just pay attention to these issues.

1. Why would a child be poisoned to death by a soft-hearted egg?

The main problem with loose eggs is that the heating temperature is not enough to kill pathogenic microorganisms such as salmonella and avian influenza viruses. For example, when it is less than 70 degrees Celsius, it takes 20-30 minutes to cook to kill Salmonella (is it still a soft egg?), and a high temperature of 100 degrees Celsius can kill Salmonella in a few seconds.

This is one of them. There is also a hidden danger that if the eggshell is not cleaned and contaminated with salmonella before cooking, if you eat soft eggs during the season of the avian flu virus, the probability of contamination with the virus is also higher. [1]

What happens when Salmonella enters the body? It will make cells and tissues disordered, and it is easy to have diarrhea and damage to the small intestinal mucosa. [2]

2. How to add eggs to complementary foods?

“Eggs are good, iron supplementation!” The old man strongly advocates eggs as the first food supplement. Is it feasible?

Not feasible.

Eggs contain iron, but the iron content is not rich, only 1.6 mg/100 grams, which is 1/2 of pork lean meat; iron is mainly in the egg yolk, and the egg yolk is also It’s 1/3 of the whole egg; just this amount of iron, but also affected by the high phosphoprotein, the absorption rate is only 3%… It’s really not lonely, the first bite of complementary food should give way to high-iron rice noodles. [3]

I have eaten rice noodles, how do I eat eggs?

You can mix egg yolks with rice cereal to increase the utilization of protein. In view of the incomplete development of the baby’s digestive system, the protein molecules in the egg white will enter the blood through the intestinal wall, which may easily cause allergic symptoms such as eczema, urticaria, asthmatic bronchitis, etc., wait until the child is 8 months old before eating it. [4]

3. How many eggs are suitable for babies to eat every day?

“My child loves eggs so much, one is not enough a day, how many can they eat at most?”

Eggs are good, but more is not always better:

1. Children’s demand for protein is smaller than that of adults, and their stomachs are just that big.Light support also affects the intake of other foods, one a day is enough.

2. If the child is a picky eater, doesn’t eat much of other animal foods, and likes to eat eggs, 2 eggs a day is okay, but not more. [5]

4. What is the healthiest way to eat eggs?

1. According to the best protein digestion ranking.

Boiled eggs with shell (99.7% protein digestibility, almost all of which can be absorbed and utilized by the human body) > Fried poached and spread eggs (98% protein digestibility) > Scrambled eggs (97% protein digestibility) > Steamed eggs (92.5% protein digestibility).

2. Save the ranking by vitamin.

Boiled eggs with shell (low heating temperature, full retention of nutrients)> Steamed eggs (low heating temperature, less loss of water-soluble vitamins)>Boiled poached eggs (low heating temperature, water-soluble vitamins) A little loss of sexual vitamins) > fried poached eggs (high heating temperature, vitamins fat-soluble vitamins and water-soluble vitamins are lost) > spread eggs (high heating temperature, all vitamins are lost) > scrambled eggs (high heating temperature, more vitamins are lost ).

To sum up, the poached egg wins. [6]

Then the question is, how long do you boil a boiled egg?

Cool water in a pot, wait for the water to boil and then boil for 5 minutes – it not only preserves the nutrients completely, but also kills this bacteria, which is perfect.

Boil an egg in boiling water for no longer than 10 minutes—iron sulfide is formed, which is difficult to digest, not to mention the loss of nutrients. [7] (If your children don’t like eggs, could it be because of overcooking?)

5. My child is allergic to eggs. Say goodbye to eggs?

Let’s say goodbye for now:

1. If the child is determined to be allergic to eggs, the first step is not to eat eggs and any food processed with eggs. If still breastfeeding, mothers should avoid eggs.

2. In view of the fact that 1 is difficult to completely avoid in daily life, and may also bring about malnutrition or other problems, parents still need to constantly pay attention to the child’s growth curve to see if they are not eating If the symptoms are improved after the eggs, you can consult your local doctor for details. However, with age, most children’s egg allergies will ease and they can try again.

If I’m worried about my child’s egg allergy, should I eat a little extra? That doesn’t have to be. Add it normally, at least it will not increase the incidence of egg allergy. [8]

6. Can these eggs be given to children?

1. Loose yolk eggs.

If the yellowing is not serious and smells nothing, it can still be eaten after boiling or frying; if it smells bad, throw it away.

2. Cracked eggs.

Grandparents, grandparents and grandparents saved the eggs and transported them to the city for children to eat, and there were always a few cracked. Eat or not? Eat it quickly, no problem, add a scrambled egg at night; don’t eat it after a long time, it is easy to spoil.

3. Mildew eggs.

If the egg gets wet or rained, the water will wash off the protective film on the surface of the egg shell, bacteria will enter the egg, and you will find black spots on the boiled egg. Best not to eat it. [9]

After reading this, have you re-understood eggs? likeIf you still don’t understand, please leave a message for consultation.


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