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Eggs or Paneer? What to eat to lose weight faster, know here!

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Lucknow: When it comes to weight loss, protein is the king of nutrients. While, paneer is one of the main sources of protein for vegetarians, non-vegetarians have two sources to consume proteins; eggs and panner. Paneer and eggs are the best way to consume protein and they also help in losing weight faster. 

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Our body burns calories when digesting and metabolizing the protein we eat, so a high-protein diet can boost metabolism by up to 80–100 calories per day. A high-protein diet can also make one feel more full and can reduce their appetite. In fact, as per some studies people eat over 400 fewer calories per day on a high-protein diet.

Though, protein plays a major role in losing weight, one should always make sure that they are not losing on essential protein or nutrition. For people, who’s diet plan is majorly based on protein, egg and paneer can be their best options.

Nutritional contents of eggs:

1 boiled egg weighs: 44g

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Protein: 5.5 g

Total fat: 4.2 g

Calcium: 24.6 mg

Iron: 0.8 mg

Magnesium: 5.3 mg

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Phosphorus: 86.7 mg

Potassium: 60.3 mg

Zinc: 0.6 mg

Cholesterol: 162 mg

Selenium: 13.4 micrograms (mcg)

Nutritional contents of paneer:

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Paneer weighs: 40 grams of low-fat

Protein: 7.54 gm

Fat: 5.88 gm

Carbs: 4.96 gm

Folates: 37.32 micrograms

Calcium: 190.4 mg

Phosphorus: 132 mg

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Potassium: 50 mg

Keeping the list in mind, eggs are cheaper and contains all essential vitamins and minerals. Consuming eggs every day is affordable and can be cooked in different ways; scrambled, curry, boiled, poached eggs and more. Though, there is a myth that one should avoid yolk- the yellow portion, however, studies show it is the yolk that contains the most vital nutrients.

Paneer on the other hand contains calcium, vitamin B12, selenium, vitamin D and riboflavin. Paneer can be consumed in salad and in meals as well.

Notably, both paneer and eggs are healthy and have almost the same nutrient compositions. People who are vegetarians, can also have soy products, lentils, and nuts in their diets to retain maximum benefits.

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