ANKARA, TURKIYE - OCTOBER 13: A view of eggs is seen in Ankara, Turkiye on October 13, 2022. Omer Taha Cetin / Anadolu Agency
The Benefit Of Eating Eggs After A Workout
By Aimee Lamoureux
An important way to boost the effectiveness of exercising is to follow it up with a healthy, post-workout snack, which can be just as important as rehydration. In fact, proper post-workout nutrition can aid in muscle recovery, repair muscle protein, stimulate the growth of new muscles, and even help boost performance at your next workout.
Eating 20–25g of a high-quality protein helps to maximize muscle protein synthesis after working out. Eggs, which contain about 6 grams of high-quality protein in a single serving, are the perfect food to help deliver this protein boost without a lot of unnecessary additives, such as sugar.
Eggs also contain all nine amino acids, which are essential to your diet because the human body cannot synthesize them on its own. While eggs are a great source of protein and amino acids, a post-workout snack should contain a good balance of carbs, protein, and fat to help you increase your muscle growth and aid in recovery.
The timing of your meal also has an important impact on your recovery, and experts recommend eating within a two-hour window after you finish your workout to reap the most benefits from the nutrients. So the next time you work up a sweat at the gym, don't forget to pack a healthy snack that includes eggs to fuel up when you’re done.