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Have an egg for breakfast

17th November 2011

Scientists from Cambridge University have found that egg proteins, specifically those found in the white, can help people feel more alert and are much more effective than carbohydrates found in the chocolates, biscuits and sweets often relied on for a quick energy boost.

Researchers looked at how nutrients affect the brain cells that keeping people awake and burning calories and found that a mixture similar to the protein content of egg whites activated these cells, triggering the release of the stimulant orexin.

 

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Article Information

Title: Have an egg for breakfast
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 20364
Date Added: 17th Nov 2011

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