Why You Need to Try Egg White Protein Powder
There’s a lot of chatter about protein – confusing chatter. With all the different diets out there, it might be challenging to determine which protein source is right for you. But one thing we know for sure is that protein is essential, so it’s important to know which source is best for you!
One of our favourite sources of proteins is eggs! Let’s chat about why!
The Power of Protein
Protein is an important building block for tissues like hair, skin, nails, eyes, and eyelashes, muscle, tendons, and even blood vessels!
Protein also makes up our internal organs, nerves, red and white blood cells, DNA, brain, heart, skeleton, connective tissue like ligaments and cartilage, spinal discs, and intestines. So pretty much everything!
Why Egg White Protein
Protein provides the amino acids that we need to build all those tissues we just talked about. There are twenty amino acids that are used to make up the human body and support its functions.
Nine of these are essential and must come from our diet. The other eleven are non-essential and can be made in the body. Different sources of meat and vegetable protein can provide some of these amino acids. But if some are missing, or there is not enough of certain amino acids, the quality of the protein lowers and it becomes more challenging to maintain optimal health.
Vegetable proteins are lower on the biological value scale for quality protein as they are missing several of the key amino acids, thus the reason food combining is so important for vegetarians. Egg white protein is one of the highest quality protein sources available, second only to whey protein. It provides all nine essential amino acids and nine of the eleven non-essential amino acids. Egg white protein does not contain fat or cholesterol since these nutrients are found in the removed yolk, so it is ideal for low fat or cholesterol free diets.
Weight Watching Made Easier
Life can get busy and it can be challenging to eat proper meals with high protein content that will keep your metabolism up. Fast and convenient, you can make a health shake at the beginning of the day and replace breakfast or use during the day as snack. Snacking on some healthy fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds along with your shake will help round out your day’s nutrition.
Clean and Healthy NOW® Egg White Protein Powder
When you’ve decided that you want to try an egg white protein, look no further than NOW® Egg White Protein. NOW® has been providing health products such as foods and supplements since 1968!
NOW® Egg White Protein powder is an excellent source of high quality protein. Our egg white powder is sourced exclusively from free run (cage free) chickens. The powder has been instantized and mixes easily and readily with no clumping. There are no added flavours or sweeteners, so that you can control your taste and flavour profile. NOW Liquid Stevia’s are an excellent choice to add to your shake if you are looking to add a little sweetness and natural flavour without adding any calories or sugars. One other great use of this Egg White powder is in your cooking and baking as a Liquid Egg Substitute (another reason why we don’t sweeten or flavour it). Just mix two tablespoons of Egg White Protein powder with six tablespoons of water to equal two liquid egg whites.
Who Can Benefit From Protein
As we read earlier, protein is essential for us all. But certain individuals should definitely consider upping their protein game, based on activity level and health status.
For bodybuilders and weight training enthusiasts, consuming 0.6 to 0.8 grams of protein per one pound of body weight is ideal to support muscle growth.
Endurance athletes also require extra protein and should target 0.55 to 0.65 grams per 1 pound of body weight.
Seniors who may be finding it hard to digest their food protein sources, or even just make a proper meal, may find making a smoothie of easier-to-digest protein helpful and healthful. This is most important for those battling diseases of aging.
Finally, busy people managing family, work, and kids while trying to stay active may find that injecting a high-quality protein source into their daily routine keeps their diet from going off the tracks and keeps life chugging along a little more smoothly.
Brett Kelly, BSc. (Hon. Kinesiology, U. of Waterloo) has been active in the Health Industry for over 30 years in many roles including Natural Health product development, education, writing, and lecturing.
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