An EGGcellent Weight Loss Breakfast Option
When it comes to breakfast foods that pack a real health punch, eggs are a top contender, especially if you're looking to shed a few extra pounds. Here's why…
Eggs are packed with more essential vitamins and minerals per-calorie than virtually any other food including:
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin): 9% of the RDA.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 15% of the RDA.
Vitamin A: 6% of the RDA.
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): 7% of the RDA.
Selenium: 22% of the RDA.
And that's not all…
Eggs score high on the satiety index, which essentially is a measurement of how full a particular food makes you feel. The higher the score, the less likely you are to crave that afternoon latte. One recent study compared the daily eating habits of two groups of women - one group that ate eggs for breakfast and another that ate bagels. Tough the breakfasts had identical calorie counts, the egg eaters faired far better than the bagel eaters.
In fact, the egg eaters:
Lost 16 percent more body fat.
Had a 61-percent greater reduction in BMI.
Had a 34-percent greater reduction in waist circumference
Keep in mind that not all eggs are created equal. Grain-based feed given to caged hens can alter the eggs' final nutritional composition. Opt instead for pastured (free-range) or Omega-3 enriched eggs. And when it's time to cook up a healthy meal, check the Metabolic Research Center website for a variety of delicious and weight loss-friendly recipes like our egg, bacon and veggie frittata - great for breakfast or at dinnertime with a side salad.
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