It’s not a secret that protein fills you more than carbohydrates. This means that eating quality protein at breakfast will make you less likely to snack on sweets or eat a large lunch. Eggs are a way to go and just in case you didn’t hear this yet – eggs are not dangerous for your cholesterol.
It turns out to be that dietary cholesterol doesn’t have that much influence on your cholesterol levels. It is saturated fats and trans fats that you have to worry about. While eggs are high in dietary cholesterol, their saturated fat content is acceptable.
In addition, eggs are an ideal source of essential amino acids which form the basic structure of all proteins. These proteins are critical for maintaining muscles, bones, blood, and body organs. This means that completely banning eggs from your diet could make more harm than good. As always, moderation is the key, but an egg a day is absolutely safe for most people.
Other good sources of protein are tofu, black beans, turkey, peanut butter, nuts and protein-fortified cereal.