Today’s busy lifestyle seldom allows time to prepare special meals that provide the additional nutrients. Athletes in particular struggle to fit in work or school, social life, other obligations, and extensive workout routines. In addition some athletes have a problem finding foods that provide enough calories and protein.
One egg has 75 calories and 13 essential nutrients in varying amounts, including high-quality protein, choline, folate, iron, and zinc. Eggs also play a role in muscle strengthh, brain function, eye health and more.
When using fresh eggs, make sure they are safe to eat. Have you considered using liquid pasteurized eggs? When liquid eggs are pasteurized, it destroys salmonella, but it does not cook the eggs or affect their color, flavor, nutritional value, or use. Egg products can be substituted in reciped typically made with raw eggs that won't be cooked (for example, Caesar salad, Hollandaise sauce, eggnog, homemade mayonnaise, ice cream, and key lime pie). The USDA does not recommend eating raw shell eggs that are not cooked or are undercooked due to the possibility that Salmonella bacteria may be present.
There are a number of ways to incorporate high-nutrient dense foods into the daily diet. Many simple and delicious recipes can be prepared at home with ingredients found in the cupboard. Flavorful Fortified Food – Recipes to Enrich Life provides 60 recipes and many options for additional variety incorporating eggs.