Is chicken or eggs better?

Was the chicken or the egg first born? This is a question that has not yet been clearly answered. However, the current suspicion is that the level of protein and nutrients in chicken or eggs is high. Therefore, we can evaluate which of the two is best by examining the amount of protein and nutrients contained in them.


Benefits of chicken

Chicken is very popular among fitness lovers around the world. Because it is the best source of protein. According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), 100 grams of chicken contains 143 kcal of energy. Chicken also contains 24.11 grams of protein, 2.68 grams of carbohydrates and 3.12 grams of fat. In addition, chicken contains calcium, iron, sodium, vitamin A and vitamin C.

But the important thing to note for chicken eaters is that the amount of nutrients in different parts of the chicken will vary. So if you want to lose weight and build more muscle, it is better to eat chicken breast. This is because it contains the most protein. On the other hand, if you want to gain weight, it is better to eat chicken legs, thighs and part of the wings.this is because the other parts of chicken is  low in fat and calories.

Benefits of eggs

According to the USDA, a 100g boiled egg contains 155 kcal of energy, 12.58 g of protein, 1.12 g of carbohydrates and 10.61 g of fat. Although fat seems to be high, recent studies have shown that eggs contain good cholesterol.It does not increase the cholesterol in the blood. Therefore, experts say that it is healthy to eat a whole egg.

In addition, eggs contain calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, fluoride, vitamin A, vitamin B complex, and vitamin K complex.Egg yolk is rich in antioxidants such as lutein and zeaxanthin. Although eggs do not contain a lot of nutrients, they help in muscle growth and weight loss. In addition, eggs are very good for the immune system.

Which is better?

According to a study in the Indian Journal of Dermatology (2019), the Indian diet is mainly carbohydrate based.Protein deficiency is high in the people of the country. Health problems caused by protein deficiency include marasmus, edema, muscle loss, psoriasis, diabetes, and skin and hair health.One kilogram of body weight requires 0.8 grams of protein. Accordingly, if your weight is 50 kg, you need 40 grams of protein every day.

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