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Brits more worried about weight gain than COVID-19 03/12/2020

Nine out of ten UK adults have concerns about their health according to a new survey[1] commissioned by British Lion Eggs this month - but COVID-19 is not the top worry. The top concerns, each named by more than 45% of adults, were weight gain and not exercising enough – edging ahead of...

A cracking cure to beat your festive hangover 24/11/2020

The festive season may be different this year, but regardless of how we celebrate, doubtless there will be a few dreaded hangovers the morning after. The good news is that one of the most effective cures is natural and delicious: eggs. Not only do they help fight the symptoms associated...

Comment on British Journal of Nutrition diabetes research 19/11/2020

Researchers who studied a sample of Chinese adults concluded that eating eggs increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, the conclusions drawn from the research are misrepresentative.   Dr Juliet Gray, registered nutritionist comments: “The reported conclusions of this...

Eggs shown to aid weight loss in older and overweight people 09/11/2020

Two new international research studies (1,2) have confirmed how eggs can help in weight loss programmes for different population groups.  Both studies showed eggs to be of benefit in helping overweight and obese adults, including older age groups, lose weight. The new studies support the...

Trade and Agriculture Commission given statutory footing 09/11/2020

The UK Government has announced that they will place the Trade and Agriculture Commission (TAC) on full statutory footing. The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) warmly welcomes this move and sincerely hopes this will help give farmers a louder voice in the development of UK trade policy...

British Lion eggs cooks up BBC Good Food promotion 27/10/2020

A British Lion eggs advertising takeover on BBC Good Food is encouraging consumers to get cracking and cook with eggs. As well as prominent advertising, featuring inspiring egg dishes, a dedicated British Lion eggs microsite, full of quick, easy and delicious egg recipes, and information...

Agriculture Bill statement 14/10/2020

In response to MPs rejecting amendments to the Agriculture Bill, designed to protect food standards post-Brexit, British Egg Industry Council Chief Executive, Mark Williams, said: "We are of course disappointed that the amendment to protect food standards post-Brexit has been rejected but...

Boiled and with soldiers: the best way to eat an egg, according to the nation 07/10/2020

A new survey of British egg lovers reveals that the classic dippy with soldiers reigns supreme, with 30 percent of Britons voting it as the greatest way to eat an egg.  This despite one in 10 of us admitting we have no idea how to boil one, according to the data.  The fried egg came a...

Research investigates potential benefits of eggs in the diet of older people 23/09/2020

A new paper*, published in the journal Public Health Nutrition, discusses how eggs could offer an ideal ‘food first’ opportunity to increase protein intake and help prevent muscle decline in older people, as investigated in research by a team at Bournemouth University, part-funded by the...

Egg consumption linked to healthier diet and lower weight in women 17/09/2020

With retail egg sales rising by around 30% during lockdown, a new paper shows that women who eat eggs have higher levels of nutrients such as Vitamin D and selenium in their blood and are on average slimmer than non-egg eaters. The new analysis of the most recent UK National Diet and...