“An egg is one of the most complete and versatile foods available. It has a valuable role in providing a healthy diet and important protein in the muscle-building process, without protein, your muscles will simply not grow.”
Eggs are the excellent post-workout food for 2 reasons:
They are high in protein and are a good source of the many other nutrients, that facilitate your body repair after an acute gym session.
Furthermore, eggs contain all of the essential amino acids your body requires to digest and absorb.
Egg protein is a complete protein and thus includes a number of amino acids such as leucine, isoleucine, valine, methionine, cysteine, lysine, tryptophan, and other essential amino acids that contribute to the repair and regeneration of muscle and used by WHO as a standard reference to judge protein quality of other food.
CLA derived from animal sources has shown to help with regulation of glucose and to decrease the percentage of body fat.
Omega-3 fatty acids- ALA and DHA are critical in helping the body reduce levels of inflammation. They are also critical in the maintenance of heart and brain.
A number of minerals, vitamins, carotenoids and choline and the majority found in the yolk( except of vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin)) contains heart- and brain-healthy fats and support muscle growth, and fat loss.
Egg high in Lutein and Zeaxanthin, antioxidants- reduce risk of eye diseases (Macular Degeneration and Cataracts).
Also high in choline, a brain nutrient that over 90% of people are lacking in.
The science is clear that up to 3 whole eggs per day are perfectly safe for healthy people who are trying to stay healthy. Eggs consistently raise HDL (the “good”) cholesterol. For 70% of people, there is no increase in Total or LDL cholesterol. In case of diabetes a high in saturated fat diet- the cholesterol in eggs can have a more profound effect on bad“LDL” cholesterol levels.
Common recommendations include a maximum of 2-6 yolks per week. However, there really isn’t much scientific support for these limitations.