Crack the (Egg) Code to Feeling Fuller

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Looking to curb hunger and stay energised through the day? Look no further than the egg, a kitchen staple and family favourite. Eggs are a powerhouse of nutrition packed into a small shell: a good source of high-quality protein, healthy fats, and a variety of vitamins and minerals. This combination of eggy goodness helps keep you feeling full and satisfied longer after eating, making eggs an ideal choice for those looking to curb hunger and keep energy levels in check throughout the day.

Here are five reasons why you should focus on eggs for fullness:

  • Protein Power: Eggs are high in 7g of protein per egg. Protein is a food group known for its power to keep you feeling full. Proteins are more satiating than carbs or fats and help maintain muscle mass.
  • Fat Fact: The healthy fats found in eggs, known as monounsaturated fats, add to a feeling of fullness, slowing down the digestion process which keeps your gut and brain satisfied after eating.
  • Light on Energy, Big on Nutrients: Despite being nutrient-dense, eggs are relatively low in energy – a double win for a satisfying food choice. Consuming foods that are low in energy yet high in nutrients, such as eggs, can help you feel fuller without overdoing it in terms of kilojoules.
  • Nourishing Nutrients: Eggs are packed with essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin D, vitamin B12, selenium, choline, and phosphorus, among others. These nutrients play various roles in metabolic processes in the body and our overall health, which may indirectly contribute to satiety and appetite regulation.
  • Take it slow: When eaten alongside other food groups, like carbohydrates, this unique combination of protein, fat, and nutrients in eggs slows down the digestion and absorption of glucose from the gut into the bloodstream. This helps stabilise our blood sugar levels and prevents rapid spikes and crashes, a trigger that could lead to feelings of hunger shortly after eating.

End the cycle of constant snacking and give your body the nutrient-rich, satisfying meals it deserves. Let eggs be a part of your journey to a healthier, more balanced diet. From a brekkie scramble to a lunchtime salad topper, eggs are incredibly versatile and affordable – any time of the day.

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