One of the most popular protein options for anyone who’s on a diet aimed to help lose belly fat, egg whites are versatile and budget friendly. Let’s have a look what this great food can offer you.
Calories and Macronutrients In An Egg White:
For each one egg white you will take in
Protein: 3.6 grams
Carbohydrates: 0.2 grams
Fat: 0.1 grams
Fiber: 0 grams
Major Nutrients Found In An Egg White:
While most people are primarily eating egg whites rather than whole eggs to reduce the overall number of calories, fat and cholesterol they consume, when you’re eating egg whites you’ll also receive a number of different nutrients as well.
Apart from their high protein and volume content, you’ll also get a good dose of both riboflavin and selenium. Riboflavin is an important nutrient that’s going to play a role in making sure all the mucous membranes in the body are healthy as well as for playing a role in the regular body growth and red cell production.
Finally, riboflavin is also important for helping you release the energy you take in from the carbohydrates you consume, so that’s a very important reason why anyone who’s quite active should consider adding egg whites to their diet.
One thing that is important to note and can be good or bad depending on how you want to look at it is the fact that egg white are higher in sodium content. If you’re someone who is closely watching the sodium in your diet, this means you should probably limit the amount of egg whites consumed.
Egg white are now available in carton form which saves you the work of having to separate the yolk from the white. This means preparation time a breeze and these are just as cost effective as buying whole eggs by the carton.
If you are going to buy by the carton, just be sure that the eggs are fresh and show no visible signs of cracking.
Eat It With:
You can serve egg whites with any number of different foods including scrambled up with your favorite vegetables, baked into a protein pancake, or hard boiled and tossed in with a salad.
Burn Off A An Egg White
To burn off the number of calories in an egg white you would have to do:
- 2 minutes of running
- 4 minutes of walking
- 20 minutes of reading
- 22 minutes of watching TV
- 5 minutes of house cleaning