Properties of eggs

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Myths or false information about certain foods, which under no circumstances should we take, often come to our ears via the Internet or other media. Foods that only provide calories, foods with empty calories, foods that fatten, addictive foods or foods with harmful effects on health. However, many of these foods are fundamental to our diet and are full of benefits for our health, center they are eggs, olive oil and honey.

Today, studies are increasingly accurate, conducted with larger population samples. As science advances, the human body and food are better known, and the advancement of science sometimes corrects further research.

Decades ago doctors and nutritionists did not recommend egg consumption and limited its consumption to a maximum of four per week, arguing that the egg was high in fat and cholesterol.  This is true, the egg has cholesterol and fat, exactly one large egg has 186 mg of cholesterol, 62% of the total recommended daily amount.

If you want to take care of your hair you may also be interested: Benefits of olive oil

Now we will have more reasons to take a good fried egg with a good olive oil from Jaén.

Nutrients of an egg
Currently, the scientific community and nutritionists have found no relationship between egg consumption and weight gain or cardiovascular problems. On the contrary, eggs have many benefits for our health as we will see later.

Protein wealth:

The egg is low in calories 75 Kcal per egg and its protein richness is very high both in its albumen and in the yolk.  The egg is rich in sulphur amino acids and less in lysine, all of which are important for growth, tissue formation and antibodies.

Rich in vitamins and minerals:

The egg contains remarkable amounts of vitamin A, B2, Biotin, B12, D, E and K. And minerals such as phosphorus, selenium, iron, iodine and zinc, all of which are essential to protect and maintain a healthy body. In addition, some of them are antioxidants, which protect us against degenerative diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular.

Source of lutein and zeaxanthin:

Lutein and zeaxanthin are pigments that cannot be synthesized by our organism, and they work at the ocular level and could defend us according to new research against ocular diseases such as cataracts or ocular degeneration.

The egg and cardiovascular diseases:

According to numerous studies carried out by researchers at Harvard, the Harward School of Public Health and Yale University, they have found no link between egg consumption and increased cardiovascular problems.

In addition, in 2011 the European Journal of Nutrition published an article demonstrating that eggs do not contribute to an increase in cardiovascular disease.

The egg and slimming:

According to the study carried out by the University of Missouri (USA), eggs, being rich in proteins, increase the feeling of satiety and help us to control our appetite. Therefore, when we feel satiated, we eat less and do not bite before eating, as a consequence weight loss is favored.

Photo 1: Egg and olive oil for hair

Egg properties for hair
The egg apart from being a nutritious and delicious food, also has other uses in the world of cosmetics, especially for hair.

The egg is rich in proteins, which help to strengthen the hair function of the hair root, fundamental to have a strong and healthy hair. Also, the raw egg acts as a moisturizer, conditioning the hair.

Homemade recipe:

Beat an egg as if it were to prepare a French omelette. Add a spoon of extra virgin olive oil to this egg.

Instructions for use:

First you should wash your hair with your usual shampoo. Once the hair has been washed, spread the fingertips with the homemade egg recipe and spread the mixture by massaging until all the hair is covered with the mixture. After about 20 minutes, wash the hair as usual. If the hair has become a little greasy, wash the hair again. You will see how the hair gains strength and vigor after doing this treatment several times.

If you want to learn how to make your own natural cosmetics we recommend the following article: Home natural cosmetics


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