Eggs have been a staple in many diets all around the world for thousands of years. The most popular choice of egg is that of a female chicken, but it’s not uncommon to find duck, pheasant, quail and even ostrich egg in some cuisines. Eggs provide a huge amount of nutrition, and have been shown to contribute to healthy, strong muscles, support the functioning of the brain, protect and boost the immune system, lower the risk of heart disease, and support development of babies during pregnancy.
One egg contains roughly 70 calories, and they are a rich source of high-quality protein as well as other vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin B2, B5 and B12, vitamin D, vitamin E, biotin, folic acid, iodine, phosphorus, iron, and lutein. Eggs contain a high amount of fat, though the majority of it is monounsaturated, which can increase the level of “good” cholesterol in the body and is actually quite healthy for you. They’re also an excellent source of omega-3, which is essential for good health as it can reduce inflammation and lower the risk of heart disease, arthritis and some types of cancer.
Eggs are an effective remedy for hair loss as they can make hair grow stronger and healthier. Using eggs to promote hair growth helps restore the natural oils secreted in the scalp, and you can either add them to your diet to gain the nutritional benefits or you can use them as a treatment directly on your hair. Different parts of the egg can be used for different hair types. If you have dry hair you can make a hair mask containing only egg yolks, which will help moisturize and soften the hair. For those with greasy or oily hair, a hair mask made up of egg whites will help remove excess oil.
Using eggs gives your hair a natural shine and deep hydration. Simply break an egg into a bowl and either separate the white from the yolk or use the entire contents. Add a few tablespoons of olive oil and mix together until it’s blended. Apply the mixture to your hair, massaging it into the scalp and down to the ends before allowing it to sit for at least 30 minutes. Ensure you rinse your hair with cold or lukewarm water, as hot water will cause the egg mixture to form lumps and make it difficult to wash out.