Fitness Tips: June 9, 2014

During your workout you tear muscle tissue. Protein provides the nutrients necessary to start the recovery process. Among protein foods, eggs contain the richest mix of essential amino acids. I guess we know what you're going to have for breakfast!

Healthy Lifestyle Tip: 8 Egg-cellent Facts About Eggs
When it comes to versatility, few foods can match the power of the incredible, edible egg. Eggs are the perfect fare for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (in moderation and usually when paired with other foods). Eggs are budget-friendly, protein-packed, and low in calories.

Most of egg's bad reputation is due to the cholesterol in the yolk. It is recommended that people with normal cholesterol levels cap their egg consumption to four or fewer whole eggs per week, and suggests that people with heart disease eat two or fewer eggs per week or use cholesterol-free egg substitutes. Because egg whites contain no cholesterol, unlimited egg white consumption is perfectly heart-healthy.

Prized for their low-calorie protein punch, eggs are an excellent snack or meal for anyone who wants to lose or manage their weight. With 6 grams of protein and only 80 calories per large egg, one hard-boiled egg can be a satisfying snack. Add a handful of fresh spinach to an egg scramble, and you have a healthy breakfast that's bursting with nutrients. Egg whites have only 15 calories per egg, no cholesterol, and no saturated fat, which makes them an extremely diet-friendly food.

Eggs are nutrient-rich. They supply many essential nutrients, including vitamin A, and the minerals iron, phosphorus, zinc, and DHA, which is a key to brain health.

The color and the size of the egg are related to the color and the size of the chicken that produced the egg – nothing more.

Source: everydayhealth.com