(4) Eggs vs (5) Whole Wheat Bread
Mar 22, 2016
Tale of the Tape:
Eggs (1 egg): 5g Fat, 1g Carbs, 6g Protein
Whole Wheat Bread (1 slice): 1g Fat, 13g Carbs, 3g Protein
Firstly, I must admit I am an unapologetic supporter of Eggs but I will do my best to not be bias for the sake of this match-up. Here we are again with another wonderful match-up that pits 2 foods against each other that are a perfect fit for a meal. I regularly eat Egg sandwiches to get a solid amount of Carbs and Proteins and Fats.
The biggest thing most of you will probably notice is the fact that Eggs are relatively high in Fat, in fact, it is the ONLY protein I recommend that doesn't fit my "Protein should always be double that of Fat" model. Eggs are one of the easiest proteins for your body to digest. This is why I am such a fan of them, in fact, the only protein we digest better is actually Whey Protein. However, Eggs have also been linked to high Cholesterol by some reports, consequently Whole Wheat Bread has NO Cholesterol.
Whole Wheat Bread is a very solid Carb but a lot of people struggle with bread in general and it's all about serving size. If you eat 2 slices, fine. You eat 5-6, now we have too much. Whole Wheat Bread is also harder for your body to break down, or takes longer, thus it requires more effort from the body to break it down, like a brown rice, so you are burning more calories in digestion.**
There isn't a whole lot going on in the way of micro nutrients. Eggs do have some vitamin D but so does the sun, so go outside ;P
Because I'm looking at this as an overall match up and not what I think is best for Sean's body, I'm choosing Whole Wheat Bread because of the high cholesterol in the eggs. I've never ever had any issue with that and eat 30 or so a week but I once had a client add 1 egg a day in their diet and their cholesterol shot up, so there you have it.
**Compared to White Bread
Verdict: (5) Whole Wheat Bread defeats (4) Eggs
Next Match Up: (1) Chicken Breast vs (8) Kale