Was Your Doctor DEAD WRONG About This ONE Food?

This morning, I did what a lot of people may do: I cooked some eggs for breakfast.

eggs1But not all the eggs were whole!  In fact, I used only one whole egg and the rest egg whites in order to make my vegetable omelet.

Now, the reason for this is pretty simple: I LOVE eggs!

They are full of high-quality proteins that my body needs in order to repair and regenerate the many cells in my body.

But a lot of people – and there are more than you may think – avoid eggs due to the cholesterol found in the yolk.

They may be worried about heart disease…

Or altered cholesterol levels…

Maybe you’re even worried about high blood pressure.

Whatever the reason, you should know this: eggs should be an IMPORTANT nutrient to include in your daily or weekly menu plans for breakfast.

Why?

As previously mentioned, eggs have high-quality proteins that are important for many functions including repair and growth of lean muscle mass.

And, if you’re worried about the cholesterol found in eggs and it leading to higher cholesterol levels, don’t be!  A recent study showed that the cholesterol found in eggs did very little to raise your total or LDL cholesterol levels.

But if you truly are concerned, then including egg WHITES would provide you with high quality proteins WITHOUT adding any cholesterol to your day.

It may also provide something else…

And, if you have high blood pressure, you should pay very close attention to this…

Egg Whites and Blood Pressure

Egg whites contain a peptide – which is one of the building blocks of protein – called RVPSL.

And this peptide, when digested by your body, may lower your blood pressure – similar to a low-dose of some common ACE inhibiting medications.

ACE – which stands for angiotensin converting enzyme – has been shown to increase blood pressure by forcing your blood vessels to constrict – a process where angiotensin I is converted by this enzyme into angiotensin II.

This constriction leads to the blood moving at the same rate through the blood vessel, just with a narrower chamber.  And this is what creates that spike in pressure.

Now, drugs called ACE inhibitors prevent the activity of this enzyme, therefore preventing the conversion of angiotensin I, therefore lowering blood pressure.

And guess what?

A new study, presented at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, shows that the peptide found in egg whites – RVPSL – may lower blood pressure as effectively as a low-dose of the most popular ACE inhibiting medications.

Here’s what the study found:

First, they wanted to see if RVPSL was able to reduce blood pressure in spontaneously hypertensive rats.

They tested the systolic and diastolic blood pressure in the rats at 5, 10, 15, and 20 hours post-administration of RVPSL.

They found that 50 mg/kg of BW was comparable to a 10 mg/kg dose of Catopril (ACE inhibitor).

Meaning, a 50 mg dose was able to lower blood pressure similar to what would be seen in a low dose of the ACE inhibiting medication
Catopril.

Their conclusion:

“Therefore, egg white protein peptide may be useful to prevent or treat hypertension.”

More Eggs, Please!

Eggs, which provide high-quality proteins and good fats, should be part of a healthy breakfast.

Concerned about the yolk in eggs?  Don’t be!

The cholesterol found in yolk has been shown to NOT impact cholesterol levels like once thought.

And now, according to this study, egg whites may contain a peptide that is as effective at lowering blood pressure as some of the low-dose ACE inhibiting medications on the market today.

So you see, eggs are a potent source of nutrition that may not only improve your health, but may add positive benefits to your heart health.

All this in one incredible and very edible little egg!

Start Your Day Off Right!

By now, you’ve probably heard that breakfast is the MOST important meal of the day!

If you haven’t, well, I have news for you: IT IS!

Besides breakfast teeming with vitamins, minerals, good fats, high fiber, and healthy fats, breakfast should be part of any weight loss, body slimming, or diet plan.

Why?

Over the years, research has shown that skipping breakfast not only tanks your energy levels, but it may also lead to weight gain and poor appetite control.

So, the first step to losing weight, maintaining weight, or preventing weight gain would be to eat a healthy, well-balanced breakfast.

And if you can get that first step down, every day, then you will be well on your way to a tighter, slimmer you!

But what’s the BEST breakfast to have…

High Protein Breakfast and Appetite Control

So, you were told you need to eat breakfast more often in order to prevent weight gain.

You stumble downstairs and start opening up the refrigerator and cupboards, trying your best to find something healthy, yet satisfying to eat for breakfast.

You see the oatmeal…

You grab some jelly and bread for toast

You snatch up some fresh fruit from the drawers…

But wait is there something else that you’re missing?

The protein!

Studies suggest that higher-protein breakfasts may not only fill you up, but may leave you satisfied for longer periods of time.

Why?

The simple process of digesting protein may send a signal to your brain, therefore boosting the release of satiety hormones.

This simple trick – adding more protein to your breakfast (or any meal) – may lead to better appetite control, satisfaction after your meal, and better control during evening eating or snacking times.

And there is research to back it up!

A team of researchers from the University of Missouri’s Department of Nutrition and Exercise and Physiology discovered that a breakfast HIGH in protein delivered more results than a normal protein, or skipping breakfast.

Here’s what they found:

– The simple act of eating breakfast reduced daily hunger between meals compared to skipping breakfast.

– The high-protein breakfast resulted in greater daily fullness, compared to both normal protein and skipping breakfast.

– High protein breakfasts increased peptide YY concentrations and reduced ghrelin levels (ghrelin is a hormone released by your body that stimulates hunger and, on the other hand, peptide YY is produced by your gut and has been shown to reduce appetite).

– Both protein breakfasts reduced brain activity associated with hunger drive and preoccupations with foods and feeding.

– And this reduced brain activity resulted in less evening snacking and better overall meal satisfaction.

What did they conclude?

“These data suggest that the addition of breakfast, particularly one rich in protein, might be a useful strategy to improve satiety, reduce food motivation and reward, and improve diet quality in overweight or obese teenage girls.”

Having a healthy breakfast, one that contains protein, healthy fats, simple carbohydrates, and a good portion of complex carbohydrates, may help you lose weight and reduce hunger throughout the day.

An example of a healthy breakfast could be as follows (everyone is different):

  • eggs
  • half an avocado
  • one serving of sprouted grain bread
  • one cup of blueberries

As you can see from this breakfast above, it contains adequate protein, healthy fats, fiber, and simple carbs.

And this could make a perfect appetite-suppressing meal, one that boosts the RIGHT hormones for satisfaction, therefore leading to less hunger during the day and less snacking at night!