White eggs on a concrete table

Eggs for muscle growth

Don’t separate your whites!

Post exercise, your muscles synthesis protein 40% more if you’ve consumes whole eggs, rather than consuming the equivalent grams of protein in egg whites only.

Many people have been throwing away the yolk thinking that they can get more protein from egg whites only, but in fact, the yolk contains valuable nutrients not found in the white, and these nutrients enhance the protein synthesis mechanism in the muscle. So don’t be afraid of the fat in egg yolk, it’s a powerhouse of essential nutrients for your muscles!

Why not scramble yourself a bowl of delicious egg after your next workout and watch those muscles grow?



Stephan van Vliet et al, Consumption of whole eggs promotes greater stimulation of postexercise muscle protein synthesis than consumption of isonitrogenous amounts of egg whites in young men, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2017). DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.117.159855