Eggs provide a complete protein – in fact a whole egg contains 18 amino acids, including all the ‘essential’ amino acids. Whether scrambled, poached or even fried, eggs are delivering a healthy helping of all the good stuff to your muscles.
Some people opt to eat just egg whites, because the yolk is high in cholesterol, at around 62% of your recommended daily intake per egg. You’ll get more nutrients from the entire egg, and it’s only worth considering leaving the yolk if you’re consuming more than two on a regular basis.
A medium egg contains 63 calories, 6g of protein, 4g of fat and no carbohydrate – so eggs on wholemeal toast will be best to make sure you restore glycogen stores.