A study by American researchers focused on this question. And the results of the comparison surprised
Egg whites are those ingredients extolled by those who want to tuck their muscles. Using only this part of the food would be advantageous because it provides a good amount of protein – the main raw material for biceps, triceps and the like – and still contains few fats.
Researchers at the University of Illinois in the United States have just published a study in which they demonstrate that this strategy of discarding the gems does not bring advantages. In fact, it would be even a shot in the foot.
For the study, ten young men were encouraged to perform resistance training . Then they ate whole eggs (18 grams of protein and 17 grams of fat ) or plain (totaling 18 grams of protein and 0 grams of fat). Note that the protein content of the two interventions was the same.
The scientists performed several blood tests and muscle biopsies to see how amino acids (the small molecules that make up proteins) appeared in circulation and in muscle production before and after exercise and feeding.
The results showed, first, that eating whole eggs or just the clear delivery the same amount of amino acids. “In both cases, 60-70% of the amino acids were available in the blood to form new muscles,” lead author Nicholas Burd said in a statement.
In a hasty conclusion, we could say that, so either eat the egg with yolk and all or just invest in clear. But the scientists went beyond.