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3 More Reasons Eggs are the Best Source of Protein
4) Extra Health Benefits
Eggs may be the only protein that has as many health benefits. Not only are eggs a perfect source of protein, they have nutrients that improve ocular health and your nervous system. Eggs contain lutein and zeaxanthin which both prevent macular degeneration and lower the risk of cataracts. They also contain choline which regulates both the brain and the nervous system. Eggs are also full of other vitamins and minerals such as vitamins B6, B12, E, Iron and Zinc. Eggs are also one of the only foods with naturally occurring vitamin D.
5) Highest Biological Value
Eggs are the most bio-available form of protein around. This means that per calorie you need less protein from eggs than you do from other sources such as beef and chicken to synthesize muscle. Get more of what your muscles need and less of what they don’t.
6) Fast Absorption
Not only are eggs the most bio-available form of protein they also are quickly absorbable. They absorb slower than whey protein but faster than casein. This puts absorption at 1.5 to 3 hours. While whey is great post workout and casein is perfect before bed, eggs are perfect at every other point in the day for optimal muscle growth and repair.
Eggs are a great way to get your daily dose of protein and should be included in everyone’s diet. Where else can you get this much high quality protein and nutrition in so few calories?
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Healthy Diets17 Jun 2011|