When we think about health it often goes hand in hand with weight loss or reducing calories. In many cases people want to do the opposite. Many of my friends are athletes who have been struggling to gain weight for years to improve their athletic ability. Some people are just naturally underweight and need to gain a few pounds in order to be healthy in general. A common mistake while attempting to gain weight is eating extremely high calorie foods with absolutely no nutritional value. That will lead to poor fitness and increased fat mass instead of lean muscle. In this article I will give you 10 foods that will help you gain healthy weight.
An average egg contains 70 calories, 5 grams of fat, 6 grams of protein, and hardly any carbohydrates. They are a popular food among body builders because its extremely easy to add half a dozen eggs to a meal for the extra calories. It is risky to eat raw eggs and meats because of the possibility of salmonela, but eggs can be put into milkshakes or other drinks completely raw. You won’t even be able to taste them (If you do this I HIGHLY recommend that you make sure the egg has no cracks in it).
The protein in eggs give the body building blocks for muscles. The fats provide an efficient source of energy and it also increases testosterone levels. Eggs contain high levels ofOmega-3 fats which aid in joint mobility and body cell health.
In recent years egg yokes (the yellow part) has gotten a very bad reputation. As and example, it has become extremely popular to order egg white omelets, or scrambled egg whites instead of the whole egg. The reason for its bad rep is that it contains high amounts of cholesterol which was believed to be a risk factor for heart disease.
The truth is that eggs contain good cholesterols which actually decrease the amount of unhealthy cholesterol in the body. An element called choline is also present in egg yolks. Choline actually reduces fat build up in the heart and helps to rebuild cells. It has also been shown to benefit your mood.