Saturday, December 19, 2009

Whey Protein Alternative - Egg Whites

If you are an athlete or body builder you must know the importance of whey protein. I have already covered the benefits of whey protein and whey protein side effects in my previous posts. But what happens if you are lactose intolerant or suffer from allergic reactions. This is where whey protein alternative comes in and after a lot of researching and testing I have finally found the best alternative to whey protein. Egg Whites.

Egg whites are the purest form of protein in nature. It has a Biological Value of 88-100. Which is almost the same as that of whey protein concentrate. Egg whites contain all essential amino acids. Essential amino acids are the amino acids that the human body is incapable of producing on its own. Amino acids are the building blocks of all proteins. So other than the ones I already mentioned, some other benefits of whey protein alternative are:

  • Egg whites have no fat, no cholesterol and no carbohydrates. This makes them even better than whey protein concentrates. So by consuming egg whites all you get is pure protein, you do not have to worry about fat or carbohydrates.
  • Egg whites provide a protein that is instantly absorbed by the body therefore egg white proteins are more readily available to the body. Other protein sources such as meat and whey protein concentrate must be broken down by your body first before it can be used. Due to this breakdown only 1/3 of the protein consumed is available to the body. Therefore by eliminating the breakdown process egg whites get to be the best source of 100% protein in nature.
  • Aside form simply containing ample doses of muscle building protein, egg whites are an excellent source of vitamins including: vitamin E, vitamin K and vitamin A. As well as various B vitamins such as vitamin B12, riboflavin and folic acid.
  • Consuming egg whites is an effective weight loss strategy. Since egg whites only consist of protein and no fat or cholesterol eating eggs for breakfast will give your body the fuel it needs to burn fat and calories. Studies have shown that participants eating two eggs for breakfast lost 65% more weight and felt more energetic than those who had a bagel containing the same amount of calories. (Conducted at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center).
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  1. i think proper protein nutrition is very important, even if you are not an athlete or are not doing weight training.
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  2. whey protein isolate
    is an ideal supplement and is considered rich when it to comes to biological value. whey protein isolate has 90 to 96 percent of protein and is processed in such a way that fat and lactose gets removed.

  3. I'd have to say whey protein is the best form of protein on the market hands down. As far as the lactose intolerance, you don't need to worry about that since isolates only contain 1-5% dairy which unless you have a rare hyper-sensitive form of lactose intolerance your body isn't susceptible.

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  4. Rice is already one of the least offensive grains out there, so a smattering of rice-based amino acids will work okay.

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  5. Hello Dude,

    Whey protein is the protein obtained from the whey. It is a good source of protein, but soy protein is the best. Egg white contains protein named albumin which is good for health. Only egg white should be preferred eating as the yolk is high cholesterol. Thanks a lot...

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