Let's talk protein. It is the bricks and mortar (carbon fibres?) of *your* frame. Bones, muscles, hair, skin, nails, connective tissues, hormones, neurotransmitters, enzymes... All made from protein and all constantly turning over in your body. When looking at real food sources of protein, many of the micronutrients you also require, such as iron and zinc, or vitamins B6, B12, also tend to travel (in their most concentrated, bioavailable forms) in animal source foods. 🥚
We live in interesting times when it comes to nutrition and the mountain biking world. Following the trends in the general public, the importance of protein is being downplayed, with a common belief being that you can get everything you need from plant sources of protein, without consequence (and if you can't, it wasn't important anyway). If you are lucky enough to be sponsored by a sports nutrition and supplement company, you may indeed do okay. But for those of us who aren't, and who want to shred without shredding ourselves, we need to get our nutrition from what we eat.
As you can see, we're a big fan of eggs in our house. They're cheap, easy, and packed full of nutrients. They are a good source of high-quality protein, as well as high-quality fats. You can use them in a meal, as a snack, and if you're an #EWS
rider travelling to exotic locations, they're usually a safe food source available anywhere. Throw four of these things into a meal, and you have plenty of protein to keep you trucking along. 🤘