Are runners who eat eggs healthier?

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Answered by: Alana, An Expert in the Training and Racing Category
Breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, boiled, scrambled, poached, or fried; eggs are the most perfect, compact and delicately wrapped food ever. Runners, don’t be shy to take an egg salad sandwich—low-fat yogurt instead of mayo for your heart health—for lunch, or add some—sunny side to retain the Omega-3s in the yolks—to the menu for a lazy Sunday brunch. Here’s what makes eggs the ultimate food for that post-workout window of opportunity:

+ Egg protein is the most complete protein and just one contains about 10% of your daily protein needs.

+ Eat just one of these nutritional powerhouses and you'll also get about 30 percent of the Daily Value for vitamin K, which is vital for healthy bones.

+ Egg yolks are great for your eyes and brain thanks to nutrients such as choline, folate, riboflavin, zeaxanthin and vitamin A.

+ Omega-3 enhanced eggs can increase your intake of healthy fats

+ Studies have shown that runners who eat eggs have a lower risk for heart disease than those who avoid eggs.

But what about those facts and myths about these ovoid beauties?


Nutritionally the same, despite the difference in price.


It’s better for the Earth, at least.


Only for your conscience. For health, there’s no real difference.


Heck yes! One yolk equals one ounce of salmon.


Eggs are a high-quality protein helps control appetite and they’re easy to absorb. Want to lose weight? Start your morning by adding scrambled eggs to a warmed, blue-corn tortilla and top with grated Mexican cheese, salsa and chopped cilantro. That’s a turbo-charged post-run breakfast!


Bring low-sodium soup stock to a boil and add 2 cups of spinach or green kale. Stir in 2 eggs, beaten. Finish with some grated parmesan cheese.


Top a piece of sprouted grain toast with a mix of 2 hard-boiled eggs, parsley, red onion and 2 tbsp of yoghurt.


Preheat oven to 325f. Heat ¾ cups of greens (your choice) and fresh herbs. Pour 4 eggs beaten over top and top with tomato slices and aged cheddar. Place the pan under the broiler for 5 minutes until eggs are cooked through. Let stand for 2 minutes.

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