An advertising standards agency has banned advertisements encouraging Britons to “go to work on an egg”, even though thousands do. Their argument is that the ads don’t encourage healthy eating and fail to promote a varied diet and so cannot be allowed to be broadcast! Surely the same can be said of breakfast cereal ads but there are still several being shown on t.v.
Eggs are recommended by nutritionists as being healthy and good for us, one of nature’s superfoods, rich in protein in vitamins. The fact that they are high in cholesterol is a myth. They do contain some cholesterol but this is largely broken down by the body. Most people can safely eat up to 10 eggs a week. Eggs are also a low calorie food and good for slimmers. Eating a boiled egg for breakfast is a good way to fill you up and stop you snacking until lunchtime. For recipe ideas using eggs, click on the link shown below.
The egg industry had planned to revive the “Go to work on an egg” ads, originally broadcast by Tony Hancock to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the British Lion mark, a mark stamped on eggs to show their quality and freshness. You can view the “banned” ads by clicking on the link below:-