Is the protein in a egg all it’s cracked up to be

In­gre­di­ents that beat an egg for pro­teins

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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)

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