We often hear gym goers talking about consuming more and more eggs. Ever wondered why?
Yes. You’re right! It’s a superfood. Eggs are without a doubt one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Here’s why.
Eggs for a strong body:
Eggs are one of the most affordable and cheapest forms of high-quality protein. All in all, an egg has 6.5 gms of good quality (first-class) protein with the perfect amino acid profile and 6.5 gms of good quality fats. While proteins are the main building blocks of our body, saturated fats play an important role in vitamin absorption, act as a natural body insulator and help make our sex hormones among many other functions in the body. Eating eggs daily can surely increase your strength coupled with a good workout routine.
Eggs have one of the best vitamin and mineral profiles you can find and all that goodness is centered in the yolk. They especially have high Vitamin D content together with good fats which makes Vitamin D absorption easier for the body. Apart from Vitamin D, egg also has significant amounts of B12, Calcium, iron, folic acid, biotin, and magnesium. They are therefore often referred to as ‘nature’s multivitamin’. When people throw the egg yolk away, they are not only throwing away 3.5 gms of protein but a whole load of vitamins, minerals, and good fats away.
Eggs in cooking:
Eggs are one of the most versatile foods to eat and a chef’s dream ingredient to cook with.
From breakfast items, bakery items to desserts, eggs can be used in a variety of ways.
The beauty of eggs is that they can be eaten at any time of the day in any form that you like. I recommend consuming 2-3 eggs daily. Even if you don’t enjoy eating eggs much, you are sure going to find a few egg recipes that you like. Eggs are heavily recommended for diabetics as they can keep your insulin levels in check.
With all this goodness packed in one small egg, how can we exclude them from our diets?
They are a crucial part of all athletes’ diets and now they should be a part of yours too.