Eggs Help Loads in Weight Loss


Eggs Help Loads in Weight Loss

Are you egg lover like me? If so, be happy, because besides giving yummy taste and healthy pack up, eating eggs also play an important role in weight loss.

Whether you like them scrambled, poached or over easy, eggs are welcome in many health-conscious diets. Eggs are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. They are rich in high quality protein, minerals and healthy fats. Protein is a must in one’s weight loss diet.

Eggs can help in weight loss in many ways.

Easting an egg daily in breakfast provides significantly greater satiety, helping you feel full and refrains you from eating till lunch time hence reduces calorie intake. An animal study carried at the University of North Carolina, revealed that egg is satiating. The researchers fed rats one of two type of high protein breakfast, one made up of egg and the other with wheat protein. It was noticed that the rat who was fed egg breakfast ate less the rest of the day than the rat who ate wheat breakfast.

According to the book Healing Foods by DK Publishing, eggs help in boosting the metabolic activity of the body because they contain all the essential amino acids. The huge amount of protein in eggs causes it boost metabolism through the thermic effect. It is the energy required by the body to metabolize foods.
Eggs full of Protein

Low calorie intake is also important for weight loss and eggs are low in Calories having almost 78 calories. Eggs are packed with a variety of nutrients including protein, zinc, iron and vitamins A, D, E and B12, but contain just 85 calories each. A study was conducted at Rochester Centre for Obesity in America selected two types of breakfasts, egg-based breakfast or a bagel-based breakfast. Both of the breakfasts had the same amount of calories and almost the same levels of protein. 30 stout females were given one of the two types of breakfasts to eat. It was found that the females who ate egg breakfast felt less starving than the females who ate the other breakfast.

Another study published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health Scientists reveals that egg breakfast enhances weight loss.

There is no limit to the number of eggs you can eat in a week as part of a healthy balanced diet, according to the Food Standards Agency. Egg breakfasts have been shown to cause up to 65 per cent greater weight loss over eight weeks.

With an addition of fresh vegetables and salads, eating eggs can be more delicious and healthy experience.
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