Looking to boost your energy levels? Reach for the eggs in your fridge. (Psst: There’s a secret meaning behind the numbers on the carton.)
Every large egg packs 14 important nutrients, including folate, riboflavin, thiamine and essential B vitamins—key components for converting food into sustained energy. In other words, that breakfast omelet works behind the scenes to keep you in top form during that boring 11 a.m. meeting.
How Eggs Boost Energy
In addition to being rich in oxygen-storing iron, each egg packs 6 grams of high-quality, complete protein, which helps preserve muscle mass. Increasing muscle mass boosts metabolism, helping your body burn more calories. These are the best foods to eat before a workout.
To help those muscles recover after a hard workout, eggs are also a good source of the essential amino acid leucine, as well as all the remaining essential amino acids needed by your body daily: histidine, isoleucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine.
Whole Eggs Are Better Than Egg Whites
To take full advantage of egg’s energizing effects, don’t forget the yolks if your diet allows them. That’s where you’ll find most of the health benefits and half of the protein.
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