Eggs are a fantastic source of protein, containing all of the essential amino acids your body needs to maintain its health. Not only do eggs contain plenty of protein, but they also have fewer than 80 calories apiece, helping your body burn excess fat. Eggs also contain 13 essential vitamins and minerals that keep your body working well. In a clinical study, eating two eggs for breakfast each day was shown to reduce body weight as well as body fat (Vander Wal, Gupta, Khosla, and Dhurandhar, 2008). Importantly, the protein in egg prevents you from experiencing food cravings that can result in excessive caloric intake.