Fitness & Muscle Recovery
Fitness & Muscle Recovery
When it comes to staying fit and healthy, a well balanced diet is just as important as exercising. Protein is one essential macronutrient that your body and cells need to function properly, to help maintain and build muscle mass, help muscles recover faster after exercise and injury, and satisfy appetite and reduce hunger.
While protein is found in a wide variety of foods, the humble egg serves up the highest nutritional quality protein - providing all nine essential amino acids that best match your daily requirements.
Which is why at Australian Eggs, we recommend a food first approach when it comes to nourishing your body. Protein rich wholefoods such as eggs, fish and meat contain an abundance of nutrients, vitamins and minerals that may not be present in manufactured or highly processed protein powders and snacks. including whole foods such as eggs in your diet can also be more cost effective over time. This is because a healthy balanced diet can eliminate the need for additional, and often costly, supplements*.
According to the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI) of protein per day is 46 grams for women and 64 grams for men.
Just one serving of 2 eggs contains 12.7 grams of protein, representing 20% of the RDI for men, 27% of the RDI for women and 33% of the RDI for children.
Don't forget, when you're serving up eggs, don't throw out the yolk!
Research has shown that three whole eggs can contain similar amounts of protein to six egg whites and is therefore a more cost effective approach to incorporating protein into your diet. Whole eggs also contain an abundance of other nutrients which are present in the egg yolk that support brain function, immunity and heart health.
*The provided information is general in nature. For individual advice, please consult your health care professional.
What is protein essential for?
Protein is essential for:
- maintaining and building muscle mass, given our muscles are chiefly made of protein
- helping you recover faster when injured
- reducing appetite and hunger, given it's the most filling of the three macronutrients - being fats, carbs and protein
Nutritionist & Naturopath Reece Carter on Eggs & Fitness A simple explanation of the benefits of eggs & a food first approach when it comes to fitness
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