The Incredible Egg White

The Incredible Egg White

Eggs, once considered one of the most nutritious foods available, are avoided by many because of their high fat and cholesterol content. The fat and cholesterol, however, are present in the yolk only. Consequently, egg whites have become a staple of the bodybuilding diet. Nutrition-conscious bodybuilders know that egg white is one of the best sources of protein; however, not many know of its potential benefits to the cardiovascular system.

Findings in rodent studies suggest that consuming egg-white protein has favorable effects on serum total cholesterol and high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol. Researchers at the University of Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan, and Providence University of Taiwan wanted to determine whether such beneficial effects could be reproduced in humans.

They placed volunteer female subjects from Providence University into 3 groups. The subjects were healthy but had relatively high serum cholesterol levels (224mg/dl). Subjects consumed dietitian-prepared meals that provided approximately 1750 calories per day, with about 70 grams of protein (adequate protein for these subjects, who on average weighed about 119 pounds, or about 54 kilograms).

Lipid (fat) intake, the same for each subject, comprised about 20% of total calories. Approximately 30% of each group's total protein was supplied in the form of either egg white, cheese or tofu. The experiment was conducted over a complete menstrual cycle of each subject. Bodyweight and daily activities were constant throughout the experimental period.

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