During and just after the Second World War, fresh eggs were like gold dust. There was rationing and powdered egg was order of the day. They had many advantages over fresh ones, not least how long they could be stored and housewives made do with powder for everything from baking to scrambled eggs. Children didn’t know the difference.
During those years, the theory seemed to be that you would be full if you consumed plenty of fat and protein. Perhaps the idea of consuming plenty of fat is not quite so popular nowadays. However, the fact that protein rich foods really do fill you up more than other alternatives and yet do not contain as much fat has led to the opinion some people hold that a protein-rich diet can help in the control of appetite.
There is no doubt that people looking for a healthy balanced diet will turn to protein as part of the solution. These days protein is an essential part of the human diet in its many forms, eggs, fish, lean meat and beans. In those war years, rationing of things such as cheese and meat deprived people of protein. There are other things rich in protein but that selection gives you an idea that there is plenty of variety for those following such a diet.
Enriching their diet with additional protein is something that athletes do as a matter of course to build up their muscle and strength, but even ordinary people of all ages can benefit by looking at ensuring they have enough protein in their diet. Companies like www.proteinfoodsdirect.com actually specialise in supplying such things.
Likewise those intent on muscle building with protein food will consume fish and white meat, eggs, possibly concentrating on the whites which is where the protein is concentrated. There is plenty of information online if you are looking for a diet with a specific target in mind. It may be something as simple as losing a couple of kilos so that you can fit into your favourite dress or bikini. It may be you are a sportsman and want to build up your bulk because of the demands of your sport.
In professional sport there are full time nutritionists that will produce personalised diet sheets for the athletes they work with. The days when the theory was to fill up with steak and similar food a few hours before the event have certainly been cast aside as these things are difficult for the body to digest quickly. Just as the theory about filling up with fat all those years ago has been dismissed, the modern way has become reliant on a more scientific approach.
That approach will always use protein as a central part of a balanced diet. As for the powdered egg, no thank you, not today.
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