Why Eggs Are the Best Way to Intake Protein!
Eggs have been known to be called "THE PERFECT PROTEIN" but why? what makes the protein in the eggs any different than the protein in other foods?
First you must understand a bit about protein
Proteins are broken down in the body into Amino acids, of 20 different variations of size and molecular arrangement, 8 of which are dubbed “Essential Amino Acids” due to the bodies inability to biosynthesise (Create them itself) them and therefore they must be obtained through the diet. Although the other 12 Amino acids are also obtained through the diet, its not essential that they are, providing there is all the essential Amino Acids present, the Liver is able to biosynthesis (Create within the body) Non essential Amino Acids from the Essential Amino Acids.
100g of Egg - Nutritional Info
Protein = 13g
Egg contains at least 18/20 Amino Acids in the following Quantaties:
167 mg Threonine 556 mg Isoleucine 672 mg Leucine 1088 mg Lysine 914 mg Methionine 380 mg Cystine 272 mg Phenylalanine 681 mg Tyrosine 500 mg Valine 859 mg Arginine 821 mg Histidine 309 mg Alanine 736 mg Aspartic acid 1330 mg Glutamic acid 1676 mg Glycine 432 mg Proline 513 mg Serine 973 mg
Other forms of Protein are likely to have a lesser range and quantity of each of the different types of Amino Acids, either they wont have the essential 8 or maybe they only have say 12/20 essential amino acids, even if another product does contain all 8 essential amino acids and so the body will then be able to convert them into any necessary non essential amino acid, its still a job for the liver, so you would be doing it a favor by consuming the amino acids already in their original form.