Eggs proven to deliver the best protein for breakfast.
Eggs are clearly the unbeatable choice to kick-start your day, and proven to deliver significantly more protein than many other common Kiwi breakfast choices. A recent report by The New Zealand Nutrition Foundation[i], confirms that eating two eggs on toast provides more protein than other breakfast staples including toasted muesli, wheat biscuits, porridge, yeast spread on toast and puffed rice. Watch the video.
The report reveals that two eggs on toast has more than double the protein (104%) of toasted muesli and milk and 144% more protein than two pieces of toast with yeast spread – see the research findings below;
“With many breakfasts based on carbohydrate foods like cereals and toast, the important role protein plays in setting us up for the day can be overlooked”, New Zealand Nutrition Foundation Dietitian, Sarah Hanrahan, said. Eating protein-rich foods like eggs at breakfast will give you sustained energy and keep you feeling full for longer, meaning reduced temptation to snack on less healthy foods later in the day.[ii]
“Sustained energy is especially important for youngsters who need fuel to get them through a school day,” Hanrahan said. “We do get some protein from breads and cereals, but the addition of high protein foods like eggs, which are quick and simple to prepare, can easily and significantly boost the protein content of a breakfast. Instead of making extreme promises about weight loss and exercise, why not make small improvements in your everyday eating habits.”
“Make a change you and your family can stick with. Breakfast is a great place to start and the benefits are real. They include improvement in academic and physical performance, less snacking and a reduced likelihood of weight gain.” These infographics outline the favourite New Zealand breakfast options and their level of protein from the ‘Protein content of breakfast options report, 2015 – The New Zealand Nutrition Foundation.’
[i] Protein content of breakfast options report, 2015. The New Zealand Nutrition Foundation.
[ii] Leidy HJ, Bossingham MJ, Mattes RD, Campbell WW. Increased dietary protein consumed at breakfast leads to an initial and sustained feeling of fullness during energy restriction compared to other meal times. Br J Nutr. 2009; 101(6):798-203.
[iii] University of Scranton, January 26, 2015.