How Do You Like Your Eggs In The Morning?

As children we watched the disney character Gaston begin his day by eating '5 dozen raw eggs' which is absolutely ridiculous advice in terms of quantity (it is highly likely this would kill you) but what about consuming just one or two raw eggs? There are some athletes who will consume raw egg white in a bid to build muscle. Aside from the obvious safety hazard of this, it turns out that boiling, scrambling or poaching your eggs will actually help you to absorb the protein far quicker! 

The protein in raw eggs is tightly packed together, held by relatively weak chemical bonds. This makes the protein hard to digest and difficult to absorb. When eggs are heated, these bonds begin to break and the protein strands separate from one another. This makes them easier to digest and absorb!

Boiling, scrambling and poaching your eggs keeps the nutritional value of eggs fairly consistent (assuming you don't add extra ingredients when you scramble them), however, be wary of frying your eggs! If you add just a tablespoon of butter to your frying pan you will be adding ~100kcal and ~12g of saturated fat!

 

About the Author

Job Role Sports Nutritionist and Social Media Coordinator Qualifications Bsc Sport and Exercise Science Steph has a competitive athletic background which spans 19 years. As a child she performed with the English Youth Ballet and had performed on the West End stage by the age of 10. Her enthusiasm for sport and fitness continued to grow as she did, encouraging her to learn more about nutrition and training. She began using her knowledge and personal experience to help others when she began coaching at the age of 16. From here, she went on to study Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Essex during which time she also received the Most Promising Newcomer Award from her University to mark her outstanding contribution to sport. During her first year of study she was introduced to partner stunt acrobatics and artistic gymnastics. After one year of dedicating herself to a lifestyle revolving around her sport, she was training with the best team in the UK who are currently ranked fifth in the world. Steph has worked in both the private and public sector coaching children and adults from grassroot to elite level as well as providing them with cutting edge advice on how to reach their goals. Steph has received awards for her choreography and has competed nationally and internationally meaning that she can back up her scientific knowledge with a wealth of experience. As our resident Sports Nutritionist, Steph is here to provide the most current and evidence based fitness, health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals.
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