As they contain high quality natural protein and many other beneficial vitamins and minerals, eggs are an ideal dietary component when eating for exercise. Whether you’re aiming to build muscle, lose weight or generally get fitter and healthier, eggs can play a key role within a balanced diet to help you achieve your goals.
Why are eggs so good as part of a fitness regime? Here are a few facts...
- Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods money can buy
- Eggs are rich in high quality protein
- A medium egg contains fewer than 70 calories
- Eggs are naturally rich in vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B12 and vitamin D
- Eggs contain vitamin A and a number of other B vitamins including folate, biotin, pantothenic acid and choline
- Eggs contain essential minerals and trace elements, including phosphorus, iodine and selenium
- The previous limits on egg consumption due to their cholesterol content have now been removed
Food is extremely important for both pre and post workout recovery. Knowing how, when and why our bodies use different energy sources during our workouts (as well as what foods we should consume) can help us get the most from our exercise in a safe and efficient way.
Rich in quality protein, eggs can play a part in muscle growth. This isn’t just for athletes or bodybuilders but anyone looking to get healthier, fitter and more toned. Find out more about what it takes for our muscles to grow and what part protein has to play in this process.
All information checked by an independent Registered Nutritionist/Dietitian