Eggs Superfood since prehistoric times
Since the beginning of time, eggs have always been a highly valued food. Fresh, pastured eggs from a local farm are one of the best super foods you can ever eat. They are highly nutritious as they are packed with protein, choline, amino acids, healthy fats, sulphur, and other essential nutrients. Don’t throw out egg yolks! As a matter of fact, they are even more nutritious than the whites and are rich in two potent antioxidants – lutein and zeaxanthin, which are extremely important for fighting macular degeneration and cataracts, as well as promoting healthy vision, protecting skin against sun damage, among others.
Free range Eggs for optimum health
Have at least an egg a day to get a healthy dose of essential nutrients including amino acids, vitamins, protein, and more. Remember to get local, pastured, free range eggs got from healthy, happy chicken that are allowed to freely roam around and eat bugs and whatever they want. Conventionally raised hens are inhumanely trapped in small cages/batteries and are subjected to stress and extremely poor diets, injected with growth hormones to fasten their maturity. Cruelty-free pastured eggs may be a tad pricier but they come with a million benefits, and now that you know, think about it – wouldn’t it be better knowing that the eggs we eat come from healthy happy free range chicken, rather than poor stressed and tortured birds?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrient data for commercial eggs, pastured eggs from hens allowed to freely graze, may contain:
- 1⁄3 less cholesterol
- 1⁄4 less saturated fat
- 2⁄3 more vitamin A
- 2 times more omega
- 3 times more vitamin E
- 7 times more beta carotene
Eggs for beauty
Eating eggs provides a lot of beauty benefits too! Historically, eggs have served their purpose in the medical as well as beauty department. Egg whites were commonly used to treat burns and women in Renaissance Italy were known to use egg white over a whitening ingredient to varnish their skin and give it a slightly shiny, lustrous look.
The nutrients in egg are immensely nutritious for our skin, hair and nails. Sulphur, essential fatty and amino acids, protein, choline and other nutrients promote vibrant glowing skin, luscious healthy hair and moisturized strong cuticles.
Eggs can also be used externally as well. Egg hair masks and face masks contribute a lot in promoting beautiful skin and hair. Protein and sulphur, found in eggs are two major hair boosting nutrients that help check hair fall and promote growth and shine. Egg yolks can be specifically used for dry skin and scalp as they are rich in healthy fatty acids and moisture which helps lubricate and plump up skin and hair cells. On the other hand, egg whites have a pore-tightening effect so they can be used to check oily skin and hair. The whole egg can also be used for all skin and hair types.