Eggs Are Part Of Sport's Winning Strategy
As World Cup fever grips the nation, the Love Free Range Eggs campaign is reminding footballers that eating eggs every day can form the basis of a nutritious, sporty diet.
Eggs are a great source of protein for any diet and also provide minerals and vitamins A, D and B2.
Independent sports nutritionist and footballer Jess Wain said: “Lean sources of protein are a key part of footballers’ diets and eggs are always on my list of recommendations.
“I suggest many different cooking methods to my clients including poaching, boiling, scrambling and making omelettes. Eggs are great to have as part of your diet as they’re so versatile and I tell the sportsmen and women that I coach that between one and three eggs a day is good for them.
“The body converts the yolk into energy which is burned during exercise while the white is the main source of protein which builds and repairs muscles.”
Hundreds of free recipe ideas for sports stars to follow are hosted on www.lovefreerangeeggs.co.uk providing a huge variety of ideas for egg-based meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Fortunately there’s no shortage of British free range eggs to fulfil the demand from the World Cup heroes of tomorrow – there are more than 10million free range laying hens in Britain, looked after by farmers like Myles Thomas who has 48,000 free range hens in Shrewsbury.
“Happy hens lay lots of eggs so free range birds in this country are looked after to the highest possible standard,” he said.
“My birds are given the choice to roam inside or out as they please and given as happy a life as possible.”