WE all wants tips and tricks to look and feel our best.
What we fuel our bodies with has a big impact on our overall health and wellbeing.
Now experts have revealed that there is one common food that you can eat everyday which will help keep your waistline slim – even if your diet is slightly higher in calories.
Researchers found that higher egg consumption, so those who ate more than three eggs a week, were more likely to have a better lipid profile.
Lipids are linked to high cholesterol.
Cholesterol and another type of blood fat called triglycerides can't circulate properly in our blood stream.
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So the liver packages them into little parcels called lipoproteins – which then can cause issues with your cholesterol – which in turn can lead to heart disease.
The study found that women who eat this amount of eggs had a better lipid profile, in comparison to those who ate less than one egg each week.
Women who ate the most eggs were also found to have on average a lower body weight – despite a higher calorie intake from their overall diet.
Dr Rona Antoni, Research Fellow in Nutritional Metabolism. BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics, PhD Nutritional Sciences, said: “This is a positive study showing that moderate egg consumption was not associated with adverse outcomes in women and that the top egg consumers had reduced co-morbidities.
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“Interestingly, total energy intake was greatest in the highest quartile of egg intake, but body weight in this quartile was lowest.
"This suggests that the top egg consumers may have been more physically active and/or had healthier lifestyles.
"This is a major difference between this study and US studies, where greater egg consumption is often associated with unhealthier lifestyles. "
Dr Antoni added that as the study was conducted in Spain, the women are likely to have had better (Mediterranean) diets overall than other populations.
The Mediterranean food plan has long been hailed as one of the best diets, due to its rich variation.
It's a diet high in foods that are good for you, and low in 'naughty' foods, such as those with a high sugar content.
The NHS explains: “The Mediterranean diet varies by country and region, so it has a range of definitions.
“But in general, it's high in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, beans, cereals, grains, fish, and unsaturated fats such as olive oil.
“It usually includes a low intake of meat and dairy foods.”
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Dr Antoni said that the results of the study support research that women who eat eggs have better quality diets.
This includes them having a higher level of nutrients in their blood and on average, they were slimmer than non egg eaters.
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