What you know about protein
Protein performs an essential role in the development and repair of not only your muscles, but your skin, hair, nails and skeletal system as well. The most common protein food sources are dairy products, poultry, meat and - you guessed it - egg whites.
What you need to know about protein
There are 2 kinds of protein: complete and incomplete. Complete proteins are made up of 20 essential amino acids. Proteins with 19 or less are considered incomplete and are therefore given a lower biological value.
Nine of these essential amino acids cannot be produced by the human body and must be taken in through various food sources. These food sources may have either complete or incomplete proteins.
Eggs contain top-grade all-natural protein, most of which are found in the egg white. This is why many bodybuilders consider it a staple in their diets.
So, what makes this type of protein so special? Well, first, it's a complete protein. This means that it can supply your body with all the essential amino acids that it needs. Second, it has a very high digestibility rating, which means that virtually all of it is converted by your body into usable amino acids. Third, it can supply incomplete proteins with whatever essential amino acids it is that they are lacking so they, too, become complete proteins. How cool is that?
To cook or not to cook?
Eating it raw may expose you to salmonella and avidin (an enzyme that prevents your body from absorbing the vitamin biotin), so it's best to consume your egg whites cooked. Besides, cooking does not reduce its total protein content so you'll still get all the benefits but without the risks.
There are cases, however, when you need the protein but just don't have the time to cook. Even then, taking it raw is still not a very good idea. So, what do you do? Well, you go out and grab some liquid egg whites, of course.
Liquid egg whites are similar to hard ones, only pasteurized. The pasteurization process allows the removal of all the bad stuff like salmonella, avidin, and other impurities but retain all the protein and stay in liquid form. The result is a tasteless, protein-rich liquid food that you can add to just about any food or drink that you can think of. Chocolate, milk, and mango flavoured? They're all possible! And you can also use this all-natural product as a substitute whenever you do find the time to do some cooking.