This is a secret technique that bodybuilders and fitness models use that the average layman is unaware of. While the average Joe is trying to lose weight by reducing his cereal intake, the pros just have a few eggs for breakfast.
Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. They have received a bad rep about high cholesterol and a lot of other false information. This is highly ironic since cereals which are detrimental to one’s health is believed to be healthy, yet eggs which are truly beneficial are demonized.
This article will set the record straight. Eggs are a wonderful source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids and a lot of other beneficial nutrients. Cholesterol in the body is due to saturated fat and trans fat and not dietary cholesterol. That means that despite what you have been told, eating the eggs with the yolk is just fine.
In fact, it’s healthier since most of the nutrients are found in the yolk.
Not only are eggs a fantastic source of lean protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, but they contain some pretty important nutrients. Eggs are also considered to be the perfect food. They contain vitamin D, 7 grams of protein, vitamins B6, B12, choline, leucine, L-arginine and folate. You may not be familiar with what most of these vitamins are but what really matters is that they are what your body truly needs.
What truly matters is how you prepare the eggs and that you consume them in moderation. Do not fry eggs in saturated fat or in vegetable oils. Use coconut oil or olive oil. Fry them lightly or half-boil them.
The point to note is that when you are losing weight, you should mix 2 egg yolks and the rest should be egg whites. This is assuming that you’re having more than 2 eggs. The reason for this is that egg yolks though high in protein, are calorie dense. So, you want the benefits that eggs provide but you do not want to add too many calories to your diet.
If you’re still on the fence about this, Rochester Centre for Obesity in America, conducted research that proved eating eggs for breakfast could limit daily calorie consumption by more than 400 calories. Isn’t that fantastic?
One point to note is that if you are consuming eggs daily, you will be getting more than enough protein. It would be ideal to avoid protein shakes and other commercial protein products sold in your health stores. Ideally, we should be getting our proteins from natural sources.
Also, try and get eggs that are organic. They will contain less omega-6 fats and more omega-3 fats. Consume your veggies daily. Protein can make your body acidic. Eat foods that will restore your pH levels. Lemon juice with some pulp is great.
To conclude, make eggs a part of your diet. Skip the bagels, cereals, donuts and other unhealthy foods that so many people eat. Start your day right with eggs and you will find yourself getting healthier and leaner.