O is for Omelette

Eggs are an ideal protein source, says Dr Jonny Bowden, author of The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth. Protein helps build muscle, which will fry more calories per pound than fat. Bonus: You'll burn about 25 per cent of the eggs' kilojoules just by digesting them (protein metabolism uses more energy than that of fat and carbs). A two-egg omelette takes you a quarter of the way to your protein RDA.

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