Eggs truly are perfect muscle building material. Egg protein is the highest quality protein. Lets explain that – Protein helps our body make muscles. Now, the quality of protein is measured by the amount of protein that is used to make muscle, for every gram of protein that you consume. Depending on the source of protein, the quality varies. And there are plenty of protein sources- dairy, meat, eggs, soy, vegetables, etc.
Among all the sources, the egg protein has the highest rating. Both the yolk and the albumen (the egg white) contains protein.
Besides protein, the egg yolk also contain vitamin b12, which is necessary for fat breakdown and muscle development. Other minerals include riboflavin, folate, vitamins B6, D, and E, and iron, phosphorus, and zinc.
You could probably take a multi-vitamin to get these nutrients, but at Fitho we believe in getting maximum nutrition from natural and unprocessed sources and egg protein is high up on our list.
So till next time, egg on and fitho!Author Information — this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo