We’ve all seen it time and time again; Rocky drink straight eggs, Arnold drinking eggs, in movies, media, practically all over the place time and again.
Seems disgusting, consistency of snot, and salmonella! It can’t possibly be good for you at all. Eggs have been demonized in our society, and it is entirely unwarranted.
A diet heavy with whole eggs has been falsely accused of being related to high cholesterol levels, which is simply not true. Frying your eggs in canola, vegetable, or butter is what leads to high cholesterol levels!
The egg is the most whole, healthy, and complete protein sources you can find. Not to mention the fact that eggs are far more inexpensive than protein powders, bars, and meat in general.
On average, depending on size, eggs have about 6 grams of protein per unit. The average protein powder has 25 grams of protein per serving, so just four eggs and you’ve hit one scoop of protein. 10 cents an egg puts you at 40 cents per serving, while protein is averaged at 1 dollar (or more) per serving!
The macronutrients of an egg are so complete and whole, that other protein sources are based on the nutrients of The Egg Standard.
Beyond the facade of the macronutrients, eggs carry a heck of a lot of punch for being so little. They are packed full of micronutrients, vitamins, minerals, and essential BCAAs (Branch Chain Amino Acids).
A lot of people might argue, ‘well what about the fact that eggs have 5 grams of fat per egg?’
There are different types of fat, and egg yolks only have 1.6 grams of saturated fat (the bad kind) per yolk. The other 3.4 grams of fat are healthy fats that your body needs to function properly. And taken in excess will help bodybuilders and weightlifters alike, gain weight and muscle in a growing season.
There are tons of ways to cook your eggs. Fry, scramble, microwave, bake, steamed, get crazy and have eggs benedict (hold the hollandaise).
You can even cook them into other foods you like, and you won’t be able to tell the difference if you can’t stand the taste of texture of eggs.
Make a protein pancake! Use a scoop of your favorite protein, add one or two eggs, a splash of water, cinnamon, and vanilla. Mix it up until it is pancake consistency, and throw it into a waffle maker or small pan. Top it off with some sugar-free syrup, and you have a protein packed breakfast! You could even add some dry oats for texture and a bump of carbs.
Eggs are essential for building muscle, gaining weight, and even losing weight. Whole eggs in excess to help lifters gain weight, the whites to help lose weight. The egg is incredibly versatile, not to mention they pack a nutrient punch and should be a staple food in any and everyone’s diet.