Protein Respite


Want to cut down on those night-time snack attacks and junk food binges? Eat a protein-packed breakfast. That’s the advice from experts at the University of Missouri, who say that in a study of young adults they found that eating a protein-rich breakfast of eggs or lean beef curbed their appetites for high-fat, high-sugar foods later in the day. In their study, which also included groups of breakfast skippers and cereal-and-milk eaters, it was the protein-eating group who told researchers they were less hungry at meals throughout the day and less likely to crave junk food. The researchers suggest that their findings may have implications for anyone trying to lose weight and make healthier food choices throughout the day.