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'Eggs-perience' - So much more than just food - Food - Jamaica Gleaner - Thursday | July 12, 2012

'Eggs-perience' - So much more than just food - Food - Jamaica Gleaner - Thursday | July 12, 2012

'Eggs-perience' - So much more than just food

Published: Thursday | July 12, 2012 0 Comments
Eggs are truly 'super foods' because of their numerous associative health benefits.
'Eggs hold so much potential in modern-day diet. Not only are they one of the most versatile and convenient foods on the planet, they also represent nature's way of packaging together all the nutrients needed for life,' notes Dr Eilir Jones, nutritional consultant to CB Foods Ltd.
In addition to their critical roles within the body and their numerous household uses, eggs can also serve as an inexpensive and effective beauty treatment for your hair, skin and nails.
Hair Conditioner
If you're looking for a quick and easy way to repair hair damage, the answer might be found in your refrigerator. Mix one egg yolk, a tablespoon of olive oil, and a cup of warm water. After shampooing, add the mixture to your hair and rinse thoroughly. Make sure the water is not hot as you might actually end up cooking the eggs, which will be difficult to wash out.
Hair Moisturiser
If you're tired of dry hair, eggs can be used as a moisturiser. Mix an egg yolk, 1 tbs.. honey, 1/2 tsp almond oil, and 1 tbs yoghurt into a paste. Apply the mixture to your hair and leave it in for about 90 minutes. Rinse out thoroughly and enjoy your softer, moisturised hair.
Face Masks
There are two types of egg face masks: the egg white mask, which is suitable for persons with oily skin, and the egg yolk mask for persons with dry skin.
Egg-White Mask (Oily Skin)
Separate the yolk from the egg white. Apply the egg white to your face and let it sit for 15 minutes, and then rinse. The egg whites have been found to absorb oil from the skin and reduce acne breakouts.
Egg-Yolk Mask (Dry Skin)
Eggs offer a natural source of vitamin A, which is a key component of some topical acne medications. Remove the yolk from the egg white. Whisk the yolk and apply to the face and leave on for 20 minutes. The treatment can help to reduce acne, acne scaring and tighten skin.
Healthy Nails
Regularly incorporating eggs into your diet can help to strengthen your nails, since egg yolks are a great source of biotin, which is essential for nail health.

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