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Two eggs a day as part of a balanced diet can even help you lose weight

Written By Betty van der Mark on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 | 4:16 AM

Yes, eggs are healthy! The British Heart Foundation used to recommend that people should limit their egg consumption to no more than 3 a week because they contain cholesterol, known to raise the risk of heart attack. Now, in a paper written for the British Nutrition Foundation, experts set out the definitive evidence showing there is no link between egg consumption and an increased risk of heart disease.

A study supports previous research, published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, which showed that people who ate eggs for breakfast felt more satisfied and ate fewer calories at the following meal.

Significant Weight Loss Related to Egg Breakfast
Compared to the subjects who ate a bagel breakfast, men and women who consumed two eggs for breakfast as part of a reduced-calorie diet:

- lost 65 percent more weight

- exhibited a 61 percent greater reduction in BMI

- reported higher energy levels than their dieting counterparts who consumed a bagel breakfast

Source: Mail Online