Can I ask you something? How many eggs do you eat?
For building muscle, eggs really are a “perfect food”. You see, for muscle growth we need high-quality protein. And eggs are a “MUST HAVE” protein. You’ll always see a few trays of eggs in my shopping basket.
(1) HIGHEST QUALITY REAL-FOOD PROTEIN
The quality of a protein is decided by its ‘completeness’ and ‘bio-availability’. Taking those into account, eggs are the best real-food protein on the planet. Only whey tops it. That’s why I include eggs in many of my Buff Baking recipes.
See my important article ‘The Top 5 Sources of Protein‘ for the full list here.Eggs are the highest quality 'real food' protein for building muscle. Click To Tweet
(2) PROTEIN CONTENT
A whole egg will provide 6g protein with only 80 Calories. 4 x eggs delivers a nice 24g of protein (320 cals).
And for getting ripped and keeping calories lower, you can always have 2 x whole eggs and 4 x egg whites for the same 24g protein with 208 cals (112 fewer calories).
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(3) CONJUGATED LINOLEIC ACID
CLA has been shown to aid the fat-loss process without the need of stimulants like caffeine or ephedrine. I personally don’t see any need to take a CLA supplement if you eat a real-food diet.
For a good list of CLA sources, see this Livestrong article. By the way, the CLA is found in the yolk, so don’t throw away all those yolks!
Eggs are a great source of vitamin A, E, K, B vitamins, riboflavin, and folic acid.
(5) BETTER RECOVERY = BETTER GROWTH
Since eggs have a perfect nutritional profile for the bodybuilder, you’ll recover at an optimal rate between workouts.
And anyone that’s been reading my work for any time knows, the recovery process IS the growth process. You don’t grow in the gym, you only stimulate in the gym. Growth occurs during the recovery period between workouts. You need optimal nutrition for optional recovery and growth.
Eggs will help you come back bigger and stronger week after week.
If anyone is tempted to ask me below about saturated fat or cholesterol, please read my article about egg yolks here.
So, if your diet is low in eggs, or completely devoid of them, start getting them in today!
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