Whether fried, boiled, scrambled or poached, we all love a good meal of eggs.
However, this proteinous food is more than just food to be consumed.
Eggs are one of nature’s healthiest foods containing averagely 200 mg of cholesterol. Need you to wonder why a good number of processed foods such as cereals, cookies, and yoghurts contain egg?
Thanks to nature’s wonder, eggs perform a number of versatile roles in the household and knowing this can potentially help in achieving simple to difficult tasks at home with eggs as the main or key ingredient.
Also, both the white and yolk parts of the egg contain rich nutrients such as protein, Vitamins A, B6, C, D, iron, magnesium, sodium and calcium.
Some of the four unusual uses of eggs in the household include:
Eggs as a face mask
Egg facial masks help to achieve a number of benefits including exfoliation (removing of dead skin cells to allow for newer, fresher skin), tightens pores, moisturizes and nourishes the skin.
The egg facial masks could either be done with the egg white only, yolk only or with both. While the yolk moisturizes the skin, the white tightens the skin pores.
Additionally, the egg facial mask can be mixed with a variety of natural skin enhancers including honey, lemon, olive oil and lemon oil.
Egg enhances coffee
If you’re a coffee lover, check this out.
Eggs enhance the taste of coffee. Apparently, adding crushed eggshells into coffee pre-brewing reduces the original bitter taste of the beverage.
Egg as a hair conditioner, shampoo
We have already established the fact that eggs are nutritious and contain a large amount of protein. Eggs, both the white and the yolk can be applied to the hair to act as a reliable treatment for hair loss and stagnant growth.
Add whisked egg into the hair, ensure it is well-massaged. Leave it on for a few minutes covering with a plastic bag then wash off with room temperature water.
The yolk will rejuvenate your hair while the white helps maintain really clean hair.
However, in the case that the smell of the egg tends to be unbearable to you, use only the yolk in hair treatment.
Eggs can also be accompanied by other natural ingredients to achieve hair conditioning.
Egg as a cleaning abrasive
For those struggling with blackened pots and pans, eggs are here to your rescue.
Ground eggshells provide an easy-to-make and easy-to-use abrasive for scrubbing off the toughest of dirt.
Little wonder that homemade cleaning abrasives are made from eggshells.
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