Weight loss can be tough, especially trying to combine weekly work-outs with a healthy diet. Research has revealed simply a diet of eggs for breakfast could be the best way to kick-start a weight loss regime.
Egg breakfasts have been shown to cause up to 65 per cent greater weight loss over eight weeks.
A study published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health showed the weight loss of healthy overweight or obese participants.
The group were assigned to Egg (E), Egg Diet (ED), Bagel (B) or Bagel Diet (BD) groups.
That meant they got either an egg breakfast containing two eggs (340 kcal) or a breakfast containing bagels matched for energy density and total energy for five days a week.
After just eight weeks, in comparison to the BD group, the ED group showed a 61 per cent greater reduction in BMI.
Scientists conducting the research believe the egg breakfast enhances weight loss when combined with an energy-deficit diet.
However, it does not induce weight loss in a free-living condition – meaning you can’t eat eggs for breakfast and go wild the rest of the time and still expect weight loss.
The inclusion of eggs in a weight management program may offer a nutritious supplement to enhance weight loss, researchers concluded.
The health benefit of eating eggs has also been extended to older people. The best diet for older people is one rich in protein, with stroke prevention and increased muscle strength among the benefits.
In the UK it is recommended people get 0.75g of protein per kilogram of bodyweight, meaning that if you weigh 70kg you should eat 52.5g protein a day.
However, often older people don’t consume enough protein for their body’s growing needs.
Eating more protein if you are older could help prevent a stroke.
Research published in 2014 in the journal Neurology found that people with the most protein in their diets were 20 per cent less likely to suffer a stroke than those with the lowest amounts in their diet.
The 250,000 participants in the study ranged from their mid-30s to their 80s.