Eggs, the Perfect Muscle Food

Brandon Hahn June 4, 2012 Nutrition Articles
Eggs, the Perfect Muscle Food

How does the saying go?  The incredible, edible egg?  It doesn’t seem very special.  How could something so tiny and fragile be the perfect food?  After all, it’s just an egg.  Let’s see what the cluck is so special about it.

Eggs are considered the perfect food.  They provide protein as an egg, then offer themselves as chicken breasts when they hatch.  Nothing could be better.  Actually, it does get better, a lot better.  The benefits range from nutritional facts to improving our overall health.

First, let’s look at the nutritional facts.  A large egg contains 6 grams of protein, less than half a gram of carbs, and 4 grams of fat.  Eggs are a complete protein.  Proteins are a complete protein when they contain the the nine essential amino acids  ( Note: Essential amino acids are those that cannot be produced by the human body.  Non-essential amino acids are those that can be produced by the body. ).  Eggs contain healthy fats that help raise HDL, the good cholesterol.  The carbs in eggs are trace and most do not even list them on the label.

Second, let’s look at the internal health benefits.  Eggs are rich in lutein which helps promote good vision.  The choline contained in eggs improves the brain, nervous system, and cardiovascular system function.  Eggs also are one of the few foods that naturally contain vitamin D.  Vitamin D has endless benefits from increasing testosterone levels to bone health.  Eggs also contain other essential vitamins such as vitamin A, B12, folic acid, and biotin.

The third and final focus is what it can do for our appearance.  Eggs promote healthy hair and nails due to sulfur content.  Sulfur benefits do not end there.  Sulfur may help reduce the pains of arthritis and lessen joint pain.  The high protein content also promotes physical recovery from those hard workouts.  Improved recovery means a faster return to the gym.

Eggs are not just beneficial, but are easy to prepare.  They can also be eaten on the go in the form of hard boiled eggs.  The fried egg is one of the most classic meals on the planet.  Liquid egg whites are generally pasteurized, which make them great additions to shakes.  Egg benefits are endless.  So grab hold of the incredible, edible egg and get crackin’!

About The Author

Brandon has been in the fitness industry for over seven years and has trained over 1,000 clients. He has competed in several bodybuilding competitions and continues to improve his physique with hardwork and dedication. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Brandon has the knowledge and skills to get you on the fast track to fitness.