Eggs have long been synonymous with bodybuilding, from Rocky breaking them into a glass and consuming them raw, to LDNMuscle’s very own ‘Ultimate Shake’.
A whole egg contains about 6 grams of high quality protein. 3g approx in the yolk, 3g approx in the white. 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 building valuable minerals like calcium, zinc and iron.
The yolk is often largely discarded by bodybuilders. However it only contains roughly 5g of fat (about 1.5 being saturated). Per egg it is not something to avoid, however if you are making a 6 egg omelette for example – it is then certainly worth deyolking a few of them. The truth about yolks being high in cholesterol? Yes. But it is widely accepted that dietary cholesterol has little bearing on blood cholesterol levels, so this is not something you should worry about realistically.
We at LDNMuscle tend to buy just egg whites from MyProtein, they’re convenient, tasteless and provide some great values;
- – Zero cholesterol
- – Zero fat
- – Zero carbohydrates
- – About 40 different types of protein
- – Many minerals like zinc, iron, copper, phosphorus, calcium and potassium.
- – Egg white mainly contains the protein Ovalbumin, which plays a big role in enzyme metabolism of the body and works as a storage protein.
Egg whites can be added to cooking with ease, or simply thrown in a shake with some whey to add extra vital muscle building nutrients you won’t get from your standard protein powders. We won’t shy away from yolks however when making scrambled eggs or omelettes, just the above stats are taken into account and some yolks will be removed if we see fit.
An example of what adding more egg to your diet can do for you is below;
6 Egg Whites And 2 Yolks In The Morning Will Provide (approx):
- – 26.5 grams of protein.
- – Zero carbohydrates.
- – 5.23 grams of fat -2.7 grams unsaturated fat
- – 153 calories.
This is of course not the whole story, just a brief overview to get us all aware of how important eggs are for muscle building if you weren’t already. More egg uses and recipes coming soon. So if you’re not on the eggs, you should be! We are not EGGagerrating their benefits! (Sorry)
Don’t forget the most cost and time efficient way of using egg whites, is to use liquid egg whites. We use Musclefoods, don’t forget we have an exclusive LDNM Discount for you to use, should you wish.