Eggs Provide High Quality Protein

Protein is essential for building and repairing body tissue.

Muscles, organs, skin, hair, antibodies, enzymes, and hormones are all made from protein.

Protein is composed of 20 different amino acids. There are nine essential amino acids that the body cannot produce on its own, and so they must come from foods. Eggs are considered to be a complete protein because they provide all nine essential amino acids. Another important element of protein is how easy it is for the body to digest. Egg protein is considered highly digestible.

Scientists frequently use eggs as a standard for measuring the protein quality of other foods. Protein quality is expressed as biological value which measures the rate of efficiency that protein is used for growth. At 93.7%, eggs score higher than any other food and are considered the gold standard for high quality protein. According to Canada's Food Guide, two eggs are considered one serving from the Meat and Alternatives food group.

A serving of PROMUNA provides 11 g of high quality protein in a form that can be easily consumed as an add-on to a meal or as a snack, making it easier to get the protein you need throughout the day.

For healthy adults, experts suggest about 25-30 g of high quality protein at each meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner).(3-5) This may help to prevent or slow muscle loss as we age.(5)

Between meals, our bodies break down muscle protein and can’t store surplus protein to use later. For this reason, it is important to spread our protein intake throughout the day. Eating enough protein at each meal can ensure the body has sufficient amino acids to support tissue building and repair, as well as immune system function.

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Biological Value (BV) of Selected Proteins*

Egg (The #1 source of protein, naturally.) 94
Milk 90
Rice 83
Quinoa 83
Fish 76
Beef 74
Soybeans 73
Whole wheat 64
Beans 58

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