Today's Minefit tidbit highlights the importance of eggs to energy maintenance, dispels myths about the egg as a cholesterol "villain" and illustrates the link between eating eggs and weight maintenance.
Eggs and bacon are a bad breakfast. Cereal and milk are better.
Eating eggs and bacon, with the fat strained off of the meat and eggs cooked without butter, is far and beyond a superior breakfast in relation to cereal alone. Not only does the meal provide over 20 grams of protein, it will sustain energy for hours. Cereal is consumed and burned within two hours, leaving you hungry and unfocused, craving caffeine and carbohydrates prior to lunchtime.
Eggs are bad for you because they have cholesterol.
The latest USDA guidelines highlight eggs as being acceptable and positive for consumption, and cholesterol as "no longer of concern." Instead, you should focus on reducing the amount of saturated fat that you eat to almost none, because this stimulates the formation of fat which sticks in the arteries.
Once you lose weight, you have to eat a lot less to keep it off.
Small, frequent meals encourage weight loss and enhanced weight maintenance. A lesser known piece of nutritional knowledge is that research on individuals who lose weight and continue to eat eggs for breakfast at least three mornings a week maintain their weight loss significantly more than those who did not consume eggs for breakfast.
So, crack an egg, and have a great weekend!
And checkout this egg-cellent summary on the benefits of eggs: