When it comes to spring and the Easter holiday season, we think of chocolate Easter bunnies, jellybeans and colored eggs. We know that consuming large amounts of jelly beans and Easter chocolate may not be the most beneficial to a fat loss lifestyle. However, you may not know that the best thing you can consume to help with a fat loss diet is those colored eggs.
Not very long ago, the egg, had a bad reputation for having high cholesterol and fat so, many steered clear of the lonely egg. However, the most recent research shows that “It is now known that there is little, if any, connection between dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol levels, Consumption of one or more eggs per day does not adversely affect blood cholesterol levels.” as quoted in a review in PubMed.gov about “The Changing Face of Functional Food”
A key factor in why you should consume an egg or two is the dietary benefits of consuming an egg. An egg also contains lutein and zeaxanthin which can also be found in broccoli and spinach and is linked to a reduction of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. As recently as 2010 the USDA has found that eggs found in America have 64 percent more Vitamin D than in 2002.
As with anything in this world an over consumption of eggs with the yolk can be detrimental to a fat loss lifestyle. A great alternative to consuming too many yolks would be 1 or 2 yolks to a bunch of egg whites. A true key to a fat loss lifestyle is making sure you are consuming foods that are nutrient dense, and the egg is one of the most nutrient dense foods you can consume for very little cost.