Despite the often conflicting information being released about cholesterol in eggs, the egg diet can be a viable diet regimen for those who are looking to lose fat, gain muscle or to simply stay fit. A single egg is packed with vital nutrients.
According to a study on the nutritional value and health benefits of this superfood, a medium-sized, raw chicken egg has approximately 78 kcal which can be broken down into about 6.5g of protein and 5.8g of fat (2.3g of which is monounsaturated fats)
Decreases appetite and speeds up weight loss
A number of studies have shown that after a breakfast including eggs, levels of satiety increased (a decreased appetite for extra snacks during the day) which led to patients feeling full for longer.
Enhances Muscle Growth
Eggs protein content gives you a mix of all the essential amino acids, particularly leucine. Leucine plays a role in protein metabolism, muscle protein synthesis, and skeletal muscle mass. It contributes to increased muscle mass, endurance, and recovery which are all beneficial for physically active men and women.
Boosts testosterone naturally
The best way to boost your testosterone levels without the pharmaceutical help of needles or pills is through diet modification. Try integrating more eggs, especially raw eggs. Testosterone is created from cholesterol, saturated, and monounsaturated fats which eggs can sufficiently supply.
Helps protect against Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
A medium-sized egg may contain 5.7µg of selenium, and that is already a significant nutritional contribution to the average America’s diet. In one meta-analysis, it was found that increased selenium concentration in the blood reduced the risks for heart disease by 24%. An additional benefit of selenium that the US Food and Drug Administration acknowledges is its potential for cancer risk reduction.
Why cholesterol isn’t an issue
When consuming too much of any foods such as eggs, there are some things you have to be careful about, though cholesterol is not one of them.
Contrary to popular belief, eggs are considered a significant source of micro-nutrients in the American diet and are not associated with increased serum cholesterol.
The CEO Anabolic Health Alex Eriksson has been on a diet of 12-18 eggs per day for 30 days to test this, his total serum cholesterol and LDL actually DECREASED.
It is true that eggs used to be negatively related to cholesterol, but even public health bodies such as the Food Standards Agency and the British Heart Foundation have disregarded their claims and assure us that there is no need to limit egg consumption.
The Traditional Egg Diet For Weight Loss
As a variation of the Atkin’s Diet which is a popular low-carb diet, the Traditional Egg Diet primarily aims to reduce carbohydrate intake while maintaining a balance between protein and fat.
This diet involves the consumption of at least 2-3 eggs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. More eggs can be consumed as needed depending on how big of a calorie deficit you aim for with your weight loss.
For breakfast, you can have low carb fruits and vegetables. For lunch and dinner, you should have a small portion of lean meat (red meat or poultry).
Salads are allowed while limiting fruit consumption to maximum two servings per day.
Remember that eggs have barely any carbohydrates, so before trying the extreme, low-calorie diet versions, make sure you have consulted your doctor and primed yourself first for following a low carb diet, it takes some time for the body to adjust to a low carbohydrate intake.
Eating at least an egg a day can only result in health benefits. Active individuals may even maximize the advantages of this superfood by engaging in the egg diet that suits their lifestyle.
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Original article by Alex Erickson, Anabolic Health – “Alex Eriksson is the founder of Anabolic Health, a men’s health blog dedicated to providing honest and research backed advice for optimal male hormonal health. Anabolic Health aspires to become a trusted resource where men can come and learn how to fix their hormonal problems naturally, without pharmaceuticals. Check out https://www.anabolichealth.