Egg whites are low in calories and high in protein, making them a good food for those watching their weight. Egg whites are also an inexpensive source of complete protein, meaning they provide all the amino acids the body cannot produce on its own. Egg whites make a healthy addition to any meal of the day.It is a common belief that if you eat egg whites before bed it helps you increase human growth hormone; but why? Human Growth Hormone is a polypeptide hormone produced by the pituitary gland that affects weight regulation, the aging process, energy levels, sexual function and muscle mass. Naturally, HGH is seen as a great weapon in the battle to lose weight, erase wrinkles and increase sexual and athletic performance. For those who do not wish to take drugs by injection, there are natural ways to trigger excretion of HGH and thereby benefit from what has been called the “master hormone…so yes, egg whites really can help us to increase HGH – but instead of before sleeping we should eat them after daily exercises.
But eating egg whites is not the only thing that can increase HGH. Here’s a list of items that also help:
- Get eight to 10 hours of restful, uninterrupted sleep. In order for your pituitary gland to secrete the highest amounts of HGH, you need to have high-quality sleep. Turn off all distractions such as televisions and phones, darken your room, make sure you ate a balanced dinner, and try to go to bed at the same time every night.
- Eat a protein bar or drink a protein shake immediately after exercise for the equivalent of 25g protein. Alternatively, you can eat lean meat or egg whites. Eating protein instead of carbohydrates will ensure that you avoid hyperglycemia, which shuts down HGH production.
- Reduce your alcohol and fat consumption. Alcohol interferes with the production of HGH, particularly right before bedtime or right before taking your supplement (either arginine or glutamine). Eating fatty foods, especially before exercise, reduces HGH secretion and should therefore be avoided.
- Last but not least, get regular excersise and don’t forget about weight training! Weight training is one of the best methods for naturally increasing the production of HGH.