Eggs perfect protein snack

2016-04-29 08.48.25Whether you are going to the gym or ‘touring’ on your bike a boiled egg makes a perfect protein snack.

One large (53g) Grade A egg contains 6 g of protein and only 70 calories

Eggs are an excellent source of choline . . . and a good source of high-quality protein, vitamin B12, phosphorus and riboflavin.

Every single B vitamin is found in eggs, as is a complete range of amino acids, making eggs a complete protein. High-quality protein helps build muscles and allows people to feel full longer and stay energized.

Eggs are a good source of several minerals that can be hard to get in other foods, such as iodine and selenium. Eggs are also one of the few foods that are naturally a good source of vitamin D, which helps build strong bones with the help of calcium.
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For as many nutrients as they have, eggs are a relatively low-calorie food. There are just 71 calories in a large egg. There are no carbohydrates or sugars, and only 5 grams of fat (7 percent of your daily recommended intake).

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