When two superheroes make a baby, he comes into the world with superhuman powers even stronger than that of his parents—anyone who’s seen The Incredibles knows that.
The same concept holds true in the food world: When eggs go into a pan with the right ingredients, the final product is a health-boosting superstar omelet. Since the popular a.m. dish usually calls for healthy add-ins like veggies and spices, it’s hard to go wrong nutritionally, but some add-ins offer more weight loss benefits than others.
Here, we reveal which omelet ingredients are the best bets for your health and waistline — and some of them are a bit unexpected. If cooking isn’t your forte, fear not! You’ll also find tips for using each ingredient. So what are you waiting for? Fire up the stove and start cooking!
1 BLACK BEANS
Packed with soluble fiber (a powerful belly fat fighter), beans will not only fill you up for hours but also help slim you down. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers found that for every 10-gram increase in soluble fiber consumed daily, study participant’s belly fat reduced by 3.7 percent over five years. But the benefits don’t stop there: Consuming just five grams of soluble fiber a day has been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol levels by about 5 percent.
EAT THIS! TIP
Make a Southwestern-inspired breakfast. When eggs are nearly cooked, add black beans, salsa (we like Newman’s Own Mild) and Colby-Jack cheese to taste before folding into an omelet.