In the morning I usually choose the quick bowl of cereal to start my day. I take more time to brew coffee than I do to prepare my breakfast. However, research conducted at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center finds an egg breakfast versus cereal breakfast is better for curbing hunger and losing weight.
The crossover study evaluated 20 overweight or obese but otherwise healthy individuals. The research evaluated breakfast choices of eggs compared to cereal. Researchers measured the hunger-satisfaction of eggs to a ready-to-eat cereal matched for energy concentration and nutrient structure, but with dissimilar protein quality. Researchers tested participants under supervision for one week, with a two week gap period between crossover groups, who then swapped diets. To measure how hungry participants were following their breakfasts, a planned buffet lunch was provided on days one and seven of each test week. Researchers discovered that individuals given the egg breakfast felt fuller before lunch and participants ate less during lunch on days one and seven when compared to the cereal breakfast.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center said, “In addition, researchers noted that participants also had lower concentrations of the hunger-stimulating hormone acylated ghrelin and increased PYY3-36, a hormone that signals satiety secreted by the intestines, during the three hour period after breakfast.” Pennington Biomedical Research Center Researcher Nikhil Dhurandhar, Ph.D. said “This study shows that diets with higher protein quality may enhance satiety, leading to better compliance and success of a weight loss diet.”
So the advertising about the “incredible, edible, egg” was about right. Enjoy your egg breakfast and stay full longer to help lose some extra pounds.
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