'Go To Work On An Egg' Makes A Comeback - Plus More Nostalgic TV Adverts (VIDEO)
The 'Go To Work On An Egg' slogan, which launched in the 1950s followed by the famous 1965 advert featuring Tony Hancock, is set to make a comeback after scientists discovered that the campaign was onto something - eggs really do boost your brainpower.
Researchers from Cambridge University have found that egg proteins in the white part of the egg yolk, help us stay alert and give the body a quick energy boost.
The study looked into how nutrients in the egg affect the brain cells that help keep us awake. They found that a mixture similar to egg whites activated the brain cells, triggering the release of orexin, a stimulant chemical.
And contrary to popular belief that sugar is the best thing to eat when looking for an energy boost, researchers found that sugar actually blocks the release of orexin.
"What is exciting is to have a rational way to 'tune' select brain cells to be more or less active by deciding what food to eat," says Dr. Denis Burdakov from the study.
"Research suggests that if you have a choice between jam on toast, or egg whites on toast, go for the latter. Even though the two may contain the same number of calories, having a bit of protein will tell the body to burn more calories out of those consumed."
Despite previous claims that eggs increase cholesterol levels and raise the risk of heart disease, recent research by the British Nutrition Foundation found that the type of cholesterol found in eggs had a minimal effect on overall health.
With the revival of the 'Go To Work On An Egg' mantra, we took a trip down memory lane to revisit other nostalgic and iconic TV food adverts over the years.
The giggling robotic martians hit our screens in the 1970s after discovering the humans love of Cadbury's Smash mash, deeming us as, 'Clearly the most people in the universe".
The advert where chimpanzee's are brought to life as piano players and nagging housewives is a top watch for tea-lovers alike. This 1971 advert, featuring 'Mr.Shifter' trying to move a piano is a classic and beats Johnny Vegas' 'AL and Monkey' sketch hands-down.
Following on from the original concept in the 1960s, the dashing Milk Tray man returned to our screens in 1980 with a bigger adventure on his hands to get to his lady. Well, it is all because the lady loves a Milk Tray...
Milky Bar Kid
"The Milky Bar's Are On Me!" is the famous catch-phrase made by the miniature, blonde-haired cowboy, known as the Milky Bar Kid. This is the 1992 advert with all its Western trimmings.
Ferrero Rocher - The Ambassador's Party
Probably one of the cheesiest 80s adverts of all time, the badly-dubbed clip of the high society club scoffing Ferrero Rochers is a classic we all know and (secretly) love.
The Flake adverts are famous for its provocative tone, but it was the bath ad that captured everyone's interested. Shot in 1981, it shows a woman so consumed by eating her Flake, her bath overflows.
Jolly Green Giant
Everyone remembers the 1960s advert featuring the 'Ho Ho Ho' singing Jolly Green Giant and his green giant niblets. Contemporary version have been attempted but the original ad voiced by Elmer "Len" Dresslar Jr is by far the best.
The famous 1980s Oxo commercial's starring Linda Bellingham and her family, still tops the list of the best adverts of all time today.
The Hovis bread advert is always guaranteed to tug at the heart strings, so it's little wonder the 1974 ad called the, 'Bike Ride' was voted as the most popular advert ever. This clip features all three of the original Hovis adverts from the 1970 to 1979.
This classic Cinzano Bianco 1979 advert oozes glamour and glitz with its co-stars Joan Collins and Leonard Rossiter kicking up a flirtatious storm. Well, until he makes Joan spill her precious drink all down her fabulous frock that is...