Nutrition

Eggs - a good source of protein

August 30, 2016
Eggs are a great way to get your protein when meal planning or snacks gets challenging.

We all know that protein is crucial when it comes to building muscle mass. This is why whey protein powder is so popular among bodybuilders and people looking to tone up their bodies. However, people tend to overlook certain food sources as an additional protein source in their diet to change things up, eggs make an easy snack or effortless meal. people are unaware of just how much protein eggs offer, or are turned off by the fact that they contain a decent amount of fat. Here is what you need to know about eggs and muscle:

Make yourself a healthy snack and incorporate eggs into it.Make yourself a healthy snack and incorporate eggs into it.

Eggs are incredibly nutritious
According to Body Building, though an egg contains about 1.6 grams of saturated fat, it also contains about six grams of high-quality protein, in addition to vitamins A, E and K. Eggs also contain B-12, riboflavin and folic acid, calcium, zinc, iron and a plethora of amino acids. If you're still concerned about the fat content, worry not - all of the fat in an egg is contained in the yolk. While eating just egg whites won't give you as many of the nutrients as the full egg would, you get none of the fat.

They are very easy to prepare
If you don't like scrambled eggs, that's OK. Consider making a large batch of egg salad to get you through the week, or make some deviled eggs to eat when you get back from the gym. Just use paleo-friendly mayo. Be sure that you do prepare them, though. Even though Rocky is known for his raw-egg consumption during training, you get no benefits from consuming them raw. In fact, uncooked eggs can carry salmonella, which will be sure to keep you from the gym and negate all of that protein intake anyway.

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