According to a new research on breakfast choices, eating eggs for breakfast can help adults manage hunger and reduce calorie consumption throughout the day.
On the other hand, teens who choose a protein-rich breakfast are less hungry and eat fewer calories at lunch.
In one study, Maria Luz Fernandez, Ph.D., professor in the department of nutritional sciences at the University of Connecticut, investigated the differences in post-meal hunger and daily caloric intake when eating a breakfast of either protein-rich eggs or carbohydrate-rich bagels.
It was found that men who consumed eggs for breakfast consumed fewer calories following the egg breakfast compared to the bagel breakfast.
Also, they consumed fewer total calories in the 24-hour period after the egg breakfast compared to the bagel breakfast.
In addition, they reported feeling less hungry and more satisfied three hours after the egg breakfast compared to the bagel breakfast.
The study supports previous research, which found that eating eggs for breakfast as part of a reduced-calorie diet helped overweight dieters lose 65 percent more weight and feel more energetic than dieters who ate a bagel breakfast of equal calories and volume.
The study found no significant difference in blood levels of LDL- and HDL-cholesterol and triglycerides between the individuals who ate the egg breakfast and those who ate the bagel breakfast.
In another study, researchers from the University of Kansas Medical Center assessed the impact of a protein-rich breakfast on appetite and overall calorie consumption among teens who traditionally skip breakfast.
They found that teens consumed fewer calories at lunch when they ate a protein-rich breakfast of solid foods compared with a protein-rich beverage breakfast.
Also, they discovered that post-meal hunger was significantly reduced when the teens ate a protein-rich breakfast of solid foods.