How Eggs For Breakfast Can Help You Lose Weight
When it comes to weight loss and overall health, eggs seem to have a bit of a bad rap. But that sentiment is changing. Case in point - New research by Michigan's Rochester Center for Obesity Research shows that eating eggs for breakfast could help reduce your calorie intake throughout the rest of the day - potentially shaving off more than 400 calories. The center's researchers recently studied the eating habits of 30 overweight or obese women, comparing results of eating an egg-based breakfast to those of eating a bagel-based breakfast that offered the same number of calories and protein levels.
In the study, women who had eaten egg-based breakfasts reported feeing less hungry at lunchtime and ate smaller lunches than did the bagel eaters. Plus, over the next 36 hours, the egg eaters consumed an average of 417 fewer calories than the bagel eaters.
But not all eggs are equal. To assure you're buying the best eggs for your weight loss and health goals, consider these three factors:
1. Pastured eggs: Hens who feed in pastures eat far more naturally than do hens that are continuously caged and fed moresynthetic supplements. Among the health benefits of pastured eggs:
- 2⁄3 more vitamin A
- 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
- 3 times more vitamin E
- 7 times more beta carotene
- 4 to 6 times more vitamin D
- 1⁄3 less cholesterol
- 1⁄4 less saturated fat
2. Omega-3s and DHAs: Omega-3 fatty acids are known to promote weight loss, belly fat loss and overall fast loss in multiple trials. Plus, they offer a range of health benefits from treating dry eye syndrome to reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. DHAs (long-chain Omega 3 fatty acids) are powerful gene regulators that stimulate genes most closely associated with health, including those that aid in healthy metabolism of calories.
3. Color and thickness: To tell if the eggs already in your kitchen are healthy, break them open. Yolks of the healthiest eggs are darker and more orange than yellow in color and take up a larger portion of the full egg than the yolks of less healthy eggs. Also, the thick part of the egg white will be larger and noticeably thicker in healthier eggs.
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