Go ahead, pick up a typical container of protein powder. Now take a good look at the label. If it’s like many of the protein powders on the market, you’re getting at least 100 calories per serving, and very likely, you are getting far too much sugar. Why should you settle for sugar in your protein powder? Sure, maybe a gram or two, but more than that? No way. Also, did you check the fat grams and total carbs content? Perhaps you are curious about just how many of these popular powders also contain artificial ingredients. Some may even be guilty of amino spiking. These are a few of the reasons Rich was against using a typical protein powder.
So where SHOULD you get your protein when it comes to supplementation?
Start by getting some 5% Nutrition Egg White Crystals, a product sourced from REAL FOODS just as Rich Piana spoke about. What is an egg white crystal? Very simply, Egg White Crystals come from the process of gently and slowly dehydrating eggs until only the crystalline whites remain. That’s it. There’s absolutely nothing else in this product.
You can use 5% Egg White Crystals the same way you would a regular egg and more! Because they're unflavored, you can add them to any meal for a boost of high-quality protein. If you want to cook with them, just add water! On the go? No problem. Just bring a funnel with a few scoops of egg white crystals along with your protein shake or smoothie. Since they’re unflavored, they can literally be mixed into almost anything.
Plus, there’s no refrigeration required. That means you can take a serving or two with you. That makes 5% Egg White Crystals absolutely perfect for your busy and on-the-go lifestyle.
How do 5% Egg White Crystals compare with whey, or any, protein powder?
For starters, egg whites and egg white crystals, have a higher biological value protein than most other proteins, comparable to whey. That's to say the amount of protein available for humans to absorb from egg whites and egg white crystals is represented by a Biological Value (or "BV") of 100, while proteins sourced from whey around approximately 104. Egg white crystals also have a net protein utilization (NPU) rating of 100 and an overall protein efficiency ratio (or "PER") of 3.9, and that’s higher than many other protein sources including whey.
Egg White Crystals – 20g protein per serving
One serving contains zero sugar, zero fats, and only 1g of total carbohydrates. Even better, one serving or five mini-scoops are only 90 calories! 5% Egg White Crystals are made from actual egg whites. All the water has been gently evaporated from the egg whites during the manufacturing process.
This approach means they taste better than other types of egg protein, such as dried egg white powder. What about regular flavored egg protein? Now you’re talking more calories and more sugar. As you can see, Rich had it right. Real food is the best way to go.
Whether you use them by themselves as an omelet, add them to a recipe, or add them to your shake, you want the best tasting egg whites and best possible. Of course, that’s exactly what you get with 5% Nutrition Egg White Crystals!