Is the protein in a egg all it’s cracked up to be
Ingredients that beat an egg for proteins
Eggs. They pretty much have it all. No wonder they’re the staple of a good breakfast. As well as the protein – our focus today – eggs also contain vitamin B2, selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper – all in a handy package.
But it’s the protein we’re craving – 6g in an average egg. This essential nutrient is a busy bee in the body responsible for building tissue cells and muscle as well as making hormones and anti-bodies. It’s recommended that people take a gram per kg of bodyweight – so that’s 72g for a person weighing 160lb or 10 stone. Although eggs are the poster boys for protein eating 12 eggs a day is not recommended – they also come with fat and cholesterol . A three-egg omelette has more than 550mg of cholesterol.
Almonds 10.5g of protein in 50g Salmon 13g of protein in 50g Beef 13.5g of protein in 50g Soya 18g of protein in 50g 6g of protein in an average egg (50g)– three in white, three in yolk Four Egg Cup Buckets, £5.99. Each features a different chicken design in a different colour (lakeland.co.uk)