Nutrition and Diet

The Ideal, Simple Breakfast To Lose Belly Fat

hard boiled eggsBreakfast for champions. Only one food could lay stake to such a claim. Better still, it can help fight belly fat. Back to this in a moment. Although some suggest that missing breakfast is no big deal, eating a healthy one is obviously the safer bet.

The ideal breakfast food that can help you fight belly fat? Well, it is the good old unpretentious egg. Virtually everyone, athletes and couch potatoes alike, know of the power of the egg. It is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet.

Now, the egg has not been without its fair share of demonization. This is because their high cholesterol content. However, this has been based on flawed information as later studies have shown that dietary cholesterol may not actually raise bad cholesterol in the blood.

And because most of the cholesterol in the egg is found in the yolk, many people including athletes have taken to eating just the whites. This may not be a good idea. Why?

Because egg yolks contain over 80 percent of the vitamins and minerals found in the egg as a whole. Plus a good fraction of the protein.

In fact, one study found that eggs may increase HDL (good cholesterol) and therefore help improve cholesterol balance.[1]

Eating eggs for breakfast may help keep you feeling full over an extended period of time, which can help curb appetite. The protein helps build lean mass, which may improve resting metabolism and help burn fat.

Eggs are one of the most versatile foods you can find. They can be cooked in various ways such as fried, scrambled, poached, and hard-boiled, among others. They can be eaten hot or cold. They can even be spiced and topped. This baked avocado bowls recipe combines avocado and eggs for a delicious power-packed meal.

For lunch, you can throw a couple of hard-boiled eggs on to a vegetable salad and you have a healthy fiber-filled meal.

Eggs are a powerful belly fat fighting food to eat as part of a healthy diet along with exercise. Unless you’re a vegan, have an allergy, or have been advised differently by a doctor, you ought to make them a part your regular diet.


References:

[1] The Journal of Nutrition

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