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Why should you always have toast with your eggs

Pairing your eggs with some toast for breakfast is a very healthy way of losing weight and increasing metabolism! Read to find out how.

Written by Anusha Iyengar |Updated : May 6, 2016 10:22 AM IST

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Have you ever wondered why eggs are such a popular breakfast option all around the world? It's not just because they are less fattening and help you lose weight, but it's also because of they have a lot of protein in them. Priya Kathpal, a nutritionist, says, 'Toasts have carbohydrates in them, and eggs have proteins. To balance the amount of protein intake, you need to consume carbs. You do not necessarily have to eat toast with eggs. You can also accompany it with chapatis or oats; anything that has the appropriate amount of carbohydrates.' As far as breakfast before workout is concerned, there is no harm in having a carbs + proteins meal for breakfast. In fact, according to a study[1], combined intake of carbohydrates and proteins increase post-exercise muscle proteins in men. In other words, it helps muscle repair and growth after your workout session, since carbs give you energy and proteins help in tissue repair and growth. The protein-carbs combo Carbs are the main source of fuel for our body. Carbs are very important for our central nervous system, kidneys, brain and muscles to function properly. All the tissues and cells in our body can use the glucose for energy. Proteins, like mentioned above, help in muscle repair and growth. It also provides energy when carbohydrates are not available. If you have a breakfast that is rich in proteins and no carbs to go with, the proteins have an extra task to do -- provide energy. Carbohydrates and proteins work together to make your immune system stronger and help in digestion. Not only that, but they also help increase the metabolism rate and you reach closer to your weight loss goal in a healthy way, without having to starve yourself or workout for hours. So what did you have for breakfast today? Tell us in the comments below. Image Source: Shutterstock

For more articles on Fitness, visit our Fitnesssection. For daily free health tips, sign up for our newsletter. References: 1. Koopman, R., Wagenmakers, A. J., Manders, R. J., Zorenc, A. H., Senden, J. M., Gorselink, M., ... & van Loon, L. J. (2005). Combined ingestion of protein and free leucine with carbohydrate increases postexercise muscle protein synthesis in vivo in male subjects. American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism, 288(4), E645-E653.

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