Egg protein the white part is a clear alkaline solution contained in an egg that constitutes 50 % of protein content.
One boiled egg white contains 6-7 grams of protein and has 16-17 calories.
Other contents in an egg protein are:
- Sodium (55 mg)
- Calcium (2.3 mg)
- Folate (1.3 mcg)
- Potassium (53.8 g)
- Selenium (6.6 mcg)
- Magnesium (3.6 mg)
- Phosphorus (4.9 mg)
Our daily egg protein intake should be = 0.8 grams * our body weight (in kg) [this is for those who live a sedentary life.]
What is sedentary living?
If you live a lifestyle that does not include regular exercise and your most of the time is spent in front of the computer, watching TV, playing video or games, or even reading books you are leading a sedentary life.
This type of lifestyle can lead to many preventable causes of death.
What is active living?
The most important part of active living is introducing exercise every day, walking, jogging, swimming, playing outdoor sports, running, cycling and many more activities. In such a living people would be taking stairs instead of lifts, walking sidewalks to reach their bus top or train station or even joining gym, aerobic classes etc.
People following such a lifestyle are healthier and they also encourage other to live a healthy lifestyle.
You must know that active living can bring you a package of reducing the risk of chronic diseases, improve overall health, work as stress reliever, minimize doctor visits, maintain healthy weight, helps in proper balance in life, maintain healthy bones and builds strong muscles.
The best part is it also improves sleep patterns and to a great extent reduces the chances of heart disease, lowers blood cholesterol, diabetes and even hypertension.
Why is protein required for your body?
Protein is categorized as a macro nutrient that is required by us humans for several functions to run smoothly in our body such as:
- For the growth and maintenance
- They act as building blocks of cells of the body
- It is the major structural component of muscle in human body
- This is a great resource of energy
- It helps human body to repair tissues
- It participates in the creation of hormones like Insulin and Secretin
- They help in creation of antibodies that helps us resist several diseases
- Haemoglobin is another example of protein that transports oxygen in blood throughout our body
- Ferritin, also a protein in our body helps binds with iron for storage in liver
- Endurance workouts help increase heart rate and strengthen your lungs.
The same can be achieved by dancing, running, skating, cycling, brisk walking and even HIIT workouts.
- Flexibility activities help your body to increase its capability to move, keep muscles and joints loosen up.
Stretching moves and yoga helps attain this status for your body.
- Strength training helps build muscles and bones that are strong.
You can get strong by lifting weights, performing body weight workouts and even climbing stairs.
Stay fit and eat healthy.