Eggs in breakfast reduce hunger

Published: April 10, 2010
Having eggs in breakfast is believed to reduce hunger. (REUTERS)

Having eggs in breakfast is believed to reduce hunger. (REUTERS)

KARACHI: Eating eggs for breakfast everyday can reduce hunger and decreases calorie consumption at lunch and throughout the day, according to a new study.

The study found that men who consumed an egg-based breakfast ate significantly fewer calories when offered an unlimited lunch buffet compared to when they ate a carbohydrate-rich bagel breakfast of equal calories.

The study supports previous research which revealed that eating eggs for breakfast as part of a reduced-calorie diet helped overweight dieters lose 65 per cent more weight and feel more energetic than dieters who ate a bagel breakfast of equal calories and volume.

“There is a growing body of evidence that supports the importance of high-quality protein in the diet for overall health and in particular the importance of protein at the breakfast meal. We examined two typical American breakfasts, and the participants’ self-reported appetite ratings reveal that a protein-rich breakfast helps keep hunger at bay,” said Dr. Maria Luz Fernandez, study author and professor in the department of nutritional sciences at the University of Connecticut.

“Starting the day with a high-quality protein breakfast like eggs is a great tool to promote long-lasting fullness and reduced calorie consumption. For only 70 calories, eggs are a compact, nutrient-rich source of high-quality protein, and nearly half of an egg’s protein, along with many other nutrients, is found in the yolk, so I always encourage eating the whole egg,” said Helenbeth Reynolds, registered dietitian and nutrition consultant. T

he study has been published in the latest issue of journal Nutrition Research.

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  • Apr 14, 2010 - 10:29AM

    Great Information Every one need this kind of information, which is used in daily life. :)Recommend

  • Sana Manzur
    Oct 5, 2010 - 11:36AM

    Oh yes its very true..i have been telling this to my friends but they rarly believed, associating eggs with heavy meal that should not be used while controling diet..i have experienced it it really helps in controling hunger.. and egg is like an early morning sun with white light around…thats a hint from nature..make it a breakfast!!Recommend

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