New Research Points to Egg Whites to Reduce Caloric Intake, Increase Protein and Satiety in College Women

Research Reveals Satiety and Dietary Intake Benefits of Protein-Rich
Egg White Breakfast Compared to Isocaloric Toaster Pastry Breakfast

OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new study conducted by Creighton University and presented at
the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2015 Food & Nutrition Conference
& Expo™ (FNCE®) shows that selecting a high protein breakfast, like egg
whites, may not only affect how full and satisfied young women feel
during the morning, but may help them eat less throughout the entire day.

“It’s no secret that college students are short on time most mornings,
and may end up skipping breakfast or grabbing a pastry that can leave
them short on satisfaction and protein,” says Joan Eckerson, PhD,
Professor at Creighton University, who conducted the study. “This
research showed that young women can feel full over the morning, and eat
less over the day, by choosing a protein-rich egg white breakfast.”

The study found that college-age women ate 10 percent fewer calories
daily when they ate a protein-rich egg white breakfast made with Egg
Beaters® Original instead of toaster pastries. They also increased their
daily protein intake by 24 percent and felt more full and satisfied. Egg
 is simply the egg minus the yolk and provides complete,
high-quality protein without the fat and cholesterol of whole eggs.

These findings build on previous research showing that egg whites – with
the same calories and twice the volume of whole eggs – are an excellent
choice for breakfast, as they help people feel more satisfied than a
whole egg breakfast.

This research was supported by ConAgra
Foods, Inc.
(NYSE: CAG). For more information about the studies,
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In the randomized,
cross-over study, 31 female college students consumed two different
breakfasts providing about the same amount of calories for five days
each. One week, they consumed a protein-rich egg white breakfast with 1¼
cup egg whites (Egg Beaters® Original providing 140 calories, the same
calories as 2 whole eggs) and two pieces of toast with spread (breakfast
total, 350 calories, 35 grams protein, 32 grams carbohydrate, 11 grams
fat) for five days. The alternate week, they consumed two low-fat
toaster pastries (360 calories, 4 grams of protein, 76 grams of
carbohydrate, 5 grams of fat) for five days.

Throughout the morning, participants were asked to rate their level of
fullness, hunger, satisfaction and desire to eat. They also recorded
what they ate throughout the day. When compared to the toaster pastries,
the protein-rich egg white breakfast significantly reduced the
participants’ daily caloric intake by 10 percent (for an average
reduction of 178 calories over the course of the day) and increased
protein intake by 24 percent (for an average increase of 14 grams of
protein over the course of the day) when compared to the toaster pastry
breakfast. The Egg Beaters® breakfast was also found to be more filling
and satisfying than the toaster pastry breakfast over three hours.

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