Eggs: The Perfect Food After An Intense Workout
Eggs are a rich source of protein, vitamins and antioxidants
You may have heard this from your gym instructor or nutritionist or read it in a health magazine but not enough can be said about the importance of eating the right foods after a workout. Exercise makes your body use reserve energy and causes muscle wear and tear. It is therefore important to replenish your body with foods that provide carbohydrates and protein. Skipping and skimping on a nutritious snack post-workout will lead to fatigue and you won’t have the strength and energy to continue with your routine after a couple of sessions.
Easily available and the perfect post-exercise food, eggs are a rich source of protein, vitamins and antioxidants. Don’t just have the egg white, go for the entire thing. An article published by the Egg Nutrition Center says, “The fat present in the yolk helps to metabolize the fat-soluble vitamins present in the egg, making it a synergistic food for optimal nutrient absorption.”
However, don't fall for the assumption that brown eggs are more nutritious than the white ones. “The colour and size of an egg are determined by the breed of hen, which can produce white, cream, brown, blue, green or speckled eggs! The colour of the yolk is also not reflective of nutritional value but the type of poultry feed,” says the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Boiled or scrambled, eggs will do you good, when consumed in moderation.