Eggs are amazingly low in calories. A single large egg provides just 78 calories, 5 grams of fat and half a gram of carbs.
Also rich in protein and healthy fats, eggs are a great way of consuming nutrients that keep our bellies full and our fingers out of the biscuit tin, helping to promote weight loss. Eggs are also high in biotin, a B vitamin that can help the body process, move and burn fat more efficiently by converting it into energy.
The proteins found in eggs are important for helping to build and repair muscle tissue, so they’re a great every day food if you exercise regularly.
However, how we cook the eggs does matter – if we fry them and eat them dripping in oil, then we’ll be consuming saturated fat and more calories than we realise, which will scupper our weight loss plans. But if we boil, scramble or poach them, then we’ll be reaping the benefits of their protein and vitamins, minus the additional fats.