(HealthyResearch.com) – When it comes to breakfast, many of us choose the most convenient option: a donut, muffin or bagel. Some of us just grab a cup of coffee until lunch rolls around.
But what if we told you there’s a superfood out there that could help you shed the pounds? This superfood offers numerous benefits that could make it a game-changer for your diet. Let’s take a look at why eggs might be your key to weight loss.
Eggs Can Help You Feel Fuller
Eggs are a good source of protein, helping you feel fuller for longer periods. Research has found that people who ate eggs for breakfast experienced increased satiety compared to those who ate bagels for breakfast. Eating eggs can help prevent you from snacking throughout the day.
Want to take it one step further? When combined with fiber, protein has been found to be even more satiating. Enjoying your eggs with toast made from high-fiber bread or a cup of berries may help you feel fuller for even longer.
They May Help Boost Your Metabolism
Eggs contain choline, a micronutrient that most of us aren’t getting enough of. Choline offers many benefits. It’s believed to help support the metabolism and reduce body mass, according to Eat This, Not That!.
And that’s not all. High-protein diets have been found to boost the metabolism, burning up to 80-100 extra calories a day. Increasing your overall protein intake by adding eggs to your diet can help you experience this effect.
Eggs May Blast Belly Fat
Is stubborn belly fat an issue? Eggs just may do the trick. They’re a good source of Vitamin D, which has been found to reduce belly fat in overweight individuals, according to one study.
Eggs Help Support Thyroid Function
Our thyroids are vital for metabolic function and weight management. Those with underactive thyroids may have a more difficult time losing weight. Fortunately, eggs might be able to help. Eggs are a good source of iodine and selenium, which are necessary for the body to synthesize thyroid homes, according to Oregon State University.
They’re Low-Calorie and (Almost) Sugar-Free
Reducing your overall calorie intake plays a key role in weight loss. Eggs fit the bill. A large egg only contains about 78 calories. They’re also sugar-free (or almost sugar-free, with a large egg containing 0.56 grams of sugar), making them much lower in calories and sugar than the muffins or donuts you might currently eat for breakfast. They can also make for a low-calorie, sugar-free snack, especially in comparison to junk foods like chips or snack cakes.
From scrambled and fried to omelets and boiled, there are so many different ways to enjoy eggs and take advantage of their many health benefits. It’s easy to include eggs in a well-balanced diet. Before making any extreme dietary changes, consider talking to your healthcare provider.
~Here’s to Your Health & Safety!
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