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Raw Eggs or Protein Supplement?

Hey guys I am new to the whole bodybuilding routine and I am already seeing nice gains from just 8 weeks of working out. My question is does it make any difference if I get my post workout protein from raw eggs or whey protein powder.

I crack 6 eggs in a blender with milk a bag of frozen strawberries and honey if i was to use protein powder would I get better results then with the eggs.

Your body is only absorbing half of the protein in the eggs when eaten raw. So it would be better to switch to something else. or just cook your damn eggs and eat them after a workout. Whey protein is pretty cheap though.

Don’t forget to get them high glycemic carbs after a workout to spike insulin. Shit kids cereal would work(what I use sometimes). Ghetto fruit loops FTW. Koolaid with sugar doesn’t matter get something!!

He’s got some carbs in the form of the strawberries & in the milk…

But yeah, the studies posted here indicate that you should probably cook your eggs to get the best nutrient absorbtion.

To compare the eggs vs. protein powder, take the grams of protein in the eggs; add them up. Then look @ whatever brand of protein powder (they vary a LOT). You want about the same # of grams of protein as your body weighs in pounds per day. So if you weigh 225, that’s 225 grams protein/day.

Simplicity, price, grams of protein… up to you which factors are most important.

Renee

[quote]reneeweimer wrote:
He’s got some carbs in the form of the strawberries & in the milk…

But yeah, the studies posted here indicate that you should probably cook your eggs to get the best nutrient absorbtion.

To compare the eggs vs. protein powder, take the grams of protein in the eggs; add them up. Then look @ whatever brand of protein powder (they vary a LOT). You want about the same # of grams of protein as your body weighs in pounds per day. So if you weigh 225, that’s 225 grams protein/day.

Simplicity, price, grams of protein… up to you which factors are most important.

Renee [/quote]

skim milk=32 gi
strawberries=40 gi
which puts them under low glycemic foods

:smiley: He needs some medium to higlycemic carbs like simple sugars, kids cereal, dextrose after a workout.

Its far from perfect so im not arguing that fact, but classing foods solely by GI is niave on its effect on insulin and blood glucose levels. e.g. even though milk is low GI, it has a substantial impact on increasing insulin levels, so as a carb source for PWO (if your not lactose intolerant) it isnt terrible, the rest of its make up is however, questionable.

Calvbw,

You may have figured out that I don’t care about glycemic index. I care about simple carbs vs. complex carbs. Simple carbs are what I’ve read are good for post work out… your strawberries qualify. Your milk, somewhat. Not sure what the honey does for you, post-work out wise. I definitely would not ever do Fruit Loops or any version of sugary cereal post work out. BUT… that is merely my opinion.

It goes against what I’ve read. Carlito has read different things, I’m sure. Figure out what works for you. Try any articles by Dr. Jon Berardi (you can use the search engine). He’s excellent.

Renee

[quote]Carlitosway wrote:
Your body is only absorbing half of the protein in the eggs when eaten raw. So it would be better to switch to something else. or just cook your damn eggs and eat them after a workout. Whey protein is pretty cheap though.

Don’t forget to get them high glycemic carbs after a workout to spike insulin. Shit kids cereal would work(what I use sometimes). Ghetto fruit loops FTW. Koolaid with sugar doesn’t matter get something!![/quote]

Half the protein? Exactly? What if it’s only 1/3 or, shit, what if it’s a WHOLE 3/4!!!

That half the egg thing is annoying. Yes, some parts are absorbed better if cook but that doesn’t mean that consuming raw eggs isn’t an option sometimes.

I will agree, however, that whey would be best post work out, get some dextrose (it’s a simple sugar, buy it online) to consume with your whey.

From Jonny Bowden’s books “The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth”, he says that the less you scramble/expose the yolk to oxygen, the less cholesterol gets oxidized. Though, this has nothing to do with protein. To get the best of the best, poach or boil your eggs. :slight_smile: