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Should I eat boiled eggs before or after a workout?

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Sarah Achleithner, health and wellness writer
Yes, boiled eggs can be eaten as part of a post-workout recovery snack. However, boiled eggs are not recommended pre-workout since they provide little carbohydrate and contain protein and fat, which can lead to GI distress during exercise in some people. 
Eggs are a complete protein and provide about 7g of high-quality protein, which has been shown to help muscles recover and rebuild after a grueling workout. Aim to consume 15-30g high-quality protein and 15-90g of carbohydrate post-workout to accelerate recovery, replenish fuel stores and promote muscle synthesis [1].
Soft-boiled eggs, avocado and pine nuts on rye toast
[1] Kumar, V., Atherton, P., Smith, K., & Rennie, M. J. (2009). Human muscle protein synthesis and breakdown during and after exercise. Journal of Applied Physiology106(6), 2026–2039. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.91481.2008