Whole Egg or Egg Whites? Which is better for building muscle ?

Whole Egg or Egg Whites? Which is better for building muscle ?

Whole Egg or Egg Whites? Which is better for building muscle ?

People often ask “what should I eat after a workout.”

While it depends on your goals, I am going to assume #1 that you are looking to build muscle (and lose fat) and #2 that your workout includes strength training. If that is the case then protein is definitely a part of your post workout meal or snack. So what’s the best source?

One popular and affordable form of protein is eggs. Egg whites have become incredibly popular but are they actually better for you than whole eggs?

A new study reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that eating protein within its most natural state tends to be more beneficial to our muscles as opposed to isolated protein sources.

Dr. Nicholas Burd, a University of Illinois professor of kinesiology and community health who led the research reported that “We saw that the ingestion of whole eggs immediately after resistance exercise resulted in greater muscle-protein synthesis than the ingestion of egg whites.”

I am certainly guilty of consuming protein powders in smoothies for breakfast and snacks as a matter of convenience and to fill the gap in my non-meat eating preferences. But when possible, it is no real surprise to me that whole food sources are the better option. We can try to mimic the combination of protein, fats and carbs by pairing foods but they are no match for the matrix in whole food sources.

Read the article HERE.

Live Well.

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