Article At A Glance:
- Egg whites are a functional food that’s high in protein, good fats, and nutrients such as riboflavin, potassium and selenium.
- While eating egg whites by themselves and cooking them up is a great option, consuming them in a protein powder is also a great option worth considering.
- This supplement is also a safe option for the whole family to consume, including during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
The Benefits of Egg White Protein
Have you ever heard of egg white protein powder? Yes, the name is as it suggests, this protein powder is indeed made purely from egg whites! You might be wondering, why would I take egg white protein powder when I could just eat egg whites? Keep reading because there are lots of benefits to egg white protein powder and plenty of reasons why you should give it a try.
The magic of egg whites..
Egg whites are a functional food that’s high in protein, good fats, and nutrients such as riboflavin, potassium and selenium. These nutrients contribute to many health benefits such as being a natural electrolyte, heart and bone health, effective cell and organ functioning, red blood cell production, antioxidant properties and supporting a healthy metabolism. With 6g of protein per egg white or 24g of protein per 30g serve of egg white protein powder, they are a great high protein food source that’s low in carbohydrates and calories (Hickok, 2022). Egg whites are a great protein source that cater to a lot of people as they are a complete vegetarian protein source, sugar free and easy to stomach.
Why have it as a protein powder?
While eating egg whites by themselves and cooking them up is a great option, consuming them in a protein powder is also a great option worth considering. For starters, it’s a convenient and safe way to consume protein given that it doesn’t need to be refrigerated and the risks of it spoiling or causing food poisoning is far less than consuming raw egg whites. Being a natural supplement and composed of only egg whites, this supplement is also a safe option for the whole family to consume, including during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Powdered egg whites are great for cooking as they mix well into foods and recipes and are barely noticeable compared to cooking with other protein powders.
They are also a great way to spruce up a meal with extra nutrients and protein without adding on excess carbohydrates, sugars and calories. This also makes them the perfect addition to complement diet and training goals as they are great for supporting a weight loss and toning meal plan but also can support bulking up when added to nutrient and calorie dense meals. For example, they could be added to help put on or maintain weight which might be suitable for bodybuilders, someone with a high metabolism such as a teenager who struggles to put on weight or someone who is constantly losing weight due to illness, medication or treatment. On the contrary, someone who is consciously trying to lose weight but maintain muscle could use this in replacement of bigger meals and calories without compromising their protein needs. Therefore they are an extremely versatile protein supplement that is suitable for any training or physique goal that you might have.
Cooking with protein
As raw egg whites are an unprocessed food source, naturally they are the most functional when it comes to cooking and adding into recipes. However, our egg white protein powder is also very functional when it comes to cooking and even better you don’t have to worry about it being off or the potential risk of food poisoning like with raw eggs. Our other protein powders (such as whey, pea, brown rice, carob and soy protein) are still functional and can be added to cooking, however their texture doesn’t mix quite as seamlessly as the raw egg or egg white protein. For more information on cooking with protein and an explanation on what happens to the bioavailability when its cooked, have a read of our blog, “why should I cook with protein?”
It’s EGGsactly what you need!
Between its versatility, convenience and high nutrient profile, Designer Physique’s Egg White Protein is a great option for the whole family! Level up the nutrients and protein in your meals today by adding it into your cooking. Why not get inspired and try some of our recipes while using egg white protein powder. With Christmas just around the corner, you could even try making a protein pavlova recipe from our egg white protein powder. Why not get in the festive spirit while achieving your macro goals and give it a go!
Hickok, K. (2022). Egg whites: health benefits and nutrition facts, Live Science. Accessed on 12/11/22, <https://www.livescience.com/50879-egg-white-nutrition-facts.html>