There is a lot of talk about how many eggs are healthy and if they are a good idea after a workout? So with Easter coming up. Here some facts about eggs. An egg is one of the most complete and versatile foods available. It has a valuable role in providing a healthy diet for all and especially for people who like to workout. Most of us know the importance of protein when you are working out. Without protein, your muscles will simply not grow or recover well from the workout.
Excluding water, protein it is the most abundant element that makes up the majority of our bodies. So eating enough protein is important and eggs are a great source for that. Eggs contain about 6 grams of high quality protein. Eggs are also a rich source of vitamins, including A, E and K and a range of B vitamins such as B12(energy), riboflavin and folic acid. Eggs also contain all eight essential amino acids needed for optimal muscle recovery and valuable minerals like calcium, zinc and iron.
But how about the fat in eggs and the cholesterol in eggs?
Ok, let me break it down for you. The white part of the egg contains no fat what so ever, on the other hand, the yolk of an egg (yellow) contains about 5 grams of fat. Eggs contain cholesterol but by now it is generally accepted that dietary cholesterol does not raise blood cholesterol levels. Eggs are easily digested and absorbed and are extremely useful in ensuring a balanced diet for us. So have a great workout and enjoy your eggs.