Get thin, get smart. One little oval package helps make both happen.
Eggs were reinstated as a health food a while back when major studies cleared them of increasing heart attack and stroke risk. Now there is evidence that people who scramble, boil or poach one for breakfast, as opposed to eating a bagel with the same number of calories, will bypass junk-food cravings and eat fewer calories for at least 24 hours.
While eggs are a good source of nutrients and protein, they also make your body feel fuller for longer.
Not only are you smart for eating them; they are good brain food, too. Eggs are packed with selenium, a nutrient that can help keep your memory sharp and your thinking fast. In fact, people who get at least 55 micrograms (mcg) a day of selenium have cognitive test scores that put them in a league with people 10 years younger.
Eggs are a nutritional powerhouse – the incredible, edible egg. So get cracking!