If you want to lose weight, then eat an egg in the breakfast, claims a new study.
Emphasizing on the effectiveness of humble egg, in helping you lose flab; the study says that beginning one’s day with an egg — is the best way to start the day.
Why the study recommends an Egg in Breakfast:
According to researchers, Eggs keep one fuller for longer compared with other common breakfast foods. That apart, eggs are also better for people who want to resist afternoon munching on biscuits, cake or chocolate.
This is what the study’s lead researcher,Prof Bruce Griffin says on the effectiveness of egg in breakfast in helping a person lose weight:
“This study provides yet more evidence that eating eggs at breakfast can help keep us feeling fuller for longer and may help people to eat less at subsequent meals, thus helping with weight loss.”
How the study is conducted:
The study tested three typical breakfasts with the same level of calories, namely
1) Eggs on toast
2) Cornflakes with milk
3) Toast, or a croissant and orange juice.
What the Study found:
The researchers found that the volunteers felt fuller for longer and had a lower desire to eat after the egg breakfast compared with the other ones. In addition, the egg breakfast also led to a significantly lower intake of energy at lunch and evening meals compared with the other common breakfasts.
A previous US research, on working women, echoed the findings of the latest study. The study found that when women were given either an egg or bagel-based breakfast of equal calories; the group having the egg-based breakfast felt fuller and had less desire to eat other foods for the next 24 hours.
Another study published in 2010, compared a three-egg breakfast and a low-fat bagel, on men. The study found that the group on egg breakfast showed suppressed response to ghrelin, the only hormone known to stimulate hunger. Resulting in the group on egg based breakfast having lesser food at lunch and later meals.
For some decades now, the humble egg is blamed to cause high blood pressure and raised cholesterol. As a consequence, Egg – A complete food laden with goodness – is unceremoniously removed from even the humblest of meals.
Good to see that the researchers at Surrey University and some other recent studies, are trying to break the myths regarding the humble yet brilliant Egg.
The latest research may be another addition to the growing body of evidence to support eggs as a key ingredient of weight-loss diets; but many communities all over the world are eating eggs for ages. Such communities, like Parsis or Anglo Indians in India and in Islamic countries, have a timeless tradition of using eggs in their every meal. Still the members of these communities don’t show any trace of high blood pressure and raised cholesterol.
To summarize, over eating can make any food culprit of inducing weight gain or other ailments. But, if one takes food in right quantities then, one can benefit from the goodness every food item possesses.
Look at an egg for instance, Eggs add protein to a person’s diet, as well as various other nutrients.
Chicken eggs, the most commonly eaten eggs, supply all essential amino acids for humans, and provide several vitamins and minerals, including retinol (vitamin A), riboflavin (vitamin B2), folic acid (vitamin B9), vitamin B6, vitamin B12, choline, iron, calcium,phosphorus and potassium. They are also a single-food source of protein.
The egg yolk, which is often blamed, contains vitamin A, D, and E are in the egg yolk (these vitamins are found in the egg yolk only). The egg is one of the few foods to naturally contain vitamin D.
A large egg yolk contains approximately 60 Calories and the egg white contains about 15 Calories (60 kilojoules). A large yolk contains more than two-thirds of the recommended daily intake of 300 mg of cholesterol .
Egg, which contains 33 percent water, contains all of the fat, slightly less than half of the protein, and most of the other nutrients. It also contains all of the choline, and one yolk contains approximately half of the recommended daily intake. Choline is an important nutrient for development of the brain, and is said to be important for pregnant and nursing women to ensure healthy fetal brain development.
Will you not include such a packet of Goodness in your daily diet?