Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Egg Info

Eggs contain all nine essential amino acids making them an excellent source of high quality protein.

Scientists frequently use eggs as a standard for measuring the protein quality of other foods. Protein quality is expressed as biological value, which measures the rate of efficiency that protein is used for growth. At 93.7%, eggs score higher than any other food (1).

One large egg contains 6 grams of protein. The protein is almost equally split between the egg white and the egg yolk. The protein in an egg contains all the essential amino acids used for growth and development.

Egg Whites are an excellent source of biologically valued protein because they provide the only protein, which is instantly absorbed by your body. Other high protein foods such as beef, fish, chicken, and turkey must first be broken down before your body can absorb the available protein. Even then, not everyone can metabolise meat protein properly. The same goes for protein powders and other meal replacements. It should also be noted that egg whites have no fat, and no cholesterol.

An article on egg white (amino profile)
100% Pure Liquid Egg Whites are the purest and most versatile form of protein IN THE ENTIRE WORLD! Ideal for this busy age with no mess, they are the most efficient way for any one on the go who is concerned with getting easily assimilated and essential protein into the system. So they are ideal for any one concerned with a healthy lifestyle, for athletes needing efficient muscle repair, bodybuilders needing quality muscle building blocks and an ideal form of versatile nourishment for high protein dieters.

Because, they can be mixed in a shake or a smoothie in a matter of seconds and be done with it.

They are fantastic for losing weight or building muscle. You can't taste the egg whites! They are NOT slimy and they are completely tasteless and odourless. One 280g /300ml of 100% Pure Liquid Egg Whites supplies 25 grams of 100% bio available pure protein. No fat, No cholesterol, and only a trace of carbohydrates. No more cracking and separating the egg whites from the yolks, you don't need to cook them, clean up the mess, just drink them down!

Liquid, NOT RAW
Egg whites are 100% bio available. Which means that none of its Amino acids are wasted or damaged. Liquid egg whites support muscle growth for up to 4 to 5 hours where as powdered egg whites and protein powders in general, are on average only 70 to 80% bio available. These powders only support muscle growth for 2 to 3 hours.

The difference between, LIQUID and RAW egg whites?
The human body cannot digest a raw egg white, because of the Avidin found in a raw egg white; your body struggles to digest a raw egg white. Not to mention the threat of Salmonella. You need to cook the egg white to neutralize the Avidin and allow your body to digest the protein. Also Avidin is known to cause a Biotin deficiency.

100% pure liquid easy egg whites from EGGNATION are pasteurised and tested for salmonella. The pasteurisation process heats the egg white to 57.5C degrees for 3 ½ minutes. This heat kills the salmonella and neutralizes the Avidin to allow it to be digested and absorbed by the body. When egg whites are cooked e.g. scrambled, you are denaturing the protein and affecting the true value of the protein. Making liquid egg white the purest form of protein, known to man.

What is the best way to use them?
Probably in a drink! If you require a quick and easy high protein meal, like breakfast, then what could be better!

You could use a protein powder. Most people using protein powders for convenience, are using about 40 grams of protein powder, and mixing it with water or milk. The only thing is most protein powder is only 70 to 80% bio available and only supports muscle growth for 2 to 3 hours. This means that out of 40 grams of protein powder your body is only getting 28 to 32 grams at best!

Not just for drinking!
Liquid egg whites are also the most versatile form of protein because you can use them in just about anything you want. They make great omelettes and can be used in any cooking in place of a whole egg. They can be added to most any cold drink without changing the flavour. Mix them with orange juice, tomato juice, fruit and yoghurt smoothies, and milk etc: you can drink them straight. …

What ever you like to drink, can now be protein enriched with sustained release!

How much protein should you consume in a day?
On average people require between 1.5-3 grams of protein per kilo of lean mass to maintain health and effiency.Athletes have a high demand for protein whether endurance runners or bodybuilders. Both breakdown muscle during training and need to to optimise protein uptake for muscle repair. So as to maintain their metabolic rate and either maintain their power to weight ratio or build greater mass. Protein is the building blocks for muscle.

Protein is essential to maintain lean muscle mass as lean mass optimises your metabolic rate and a increase in muscle mass leads to a increase in calories burnt at rest.

How often do you use liquid egg whites?
As often as you want, probably at least twice a day. First meal in the morning as it is important to get nutrients into the system first thing, hence breaking the fast of a nights sleep. Also just before bed, to keep the body charged for the repair process, which takes place whilst we sleep. By drinking a high protein drink with liquid egg whites just before you go to bed, they will support muscle growth for up to 4 to 5 hours. These are also times when we are at home and can have access to fresh refrigerated live food which liquid egg whites most definitely are, real food!

Amino Acid Profile per 100g of Protein

Alanine 5.49g
Arginine 4.54g
Aspartic Acid 6.09g
Cystine 1.88g
Glutamic 10.89g
Histidine 1.67g
Isoleucine 5.0g
Leucine 6.80g
Lysine 4.54g
Methionine 3.01g
Phenylalanine 4.94g
Proline 2.92g
Serine 6.07g
Threonine 3.41g
Tryptophan 1.18g
Tyrosine 3.21g
Valine 6.02g
Glycine 2.89g

Chemical index (as per WHO Standard)

1. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The Amino Acid Content of Foods and Biological Data on Proteins, Nutritional Study #24. Rome (1970). UNIPUB, Inc., 4611-F Assembly Drive, Lanham, MD 20706.

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