Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Eat this for healthier hair, Day 1- Eggs

Yesterday, I posted an article about 7 great foods to eat that will help increase the health of your hair. For the next 7 days, I will highlight one of those foods each day and provide your will helpful recipes, information, and ideas on how to easily incorporate these foods into your life. Today, we are talking about eggs.

Eggs are rich in the B vitamin Biotin, which is essential to hair growth and an overall healthy scalp. A biotin deficiency can lead to hair loss. Other foods that are rich in biotin include salmon, peanuts, almonds, and low-fat cheese. Eggs also have a high sulfur content, which is one of the many elements  responsible for maintaining the strength of hair. Other foods that are high in sulfur content include chicken, duck, nuts, seeds, cheese, milk, broccoli and cauliflower. (source)

The egg has many uses, as related to health and beauty. A few of those uses, with recipes, are as follows:
In the kitchen:

One of the simplest ways to prepare eggs is to hard boil them. Hard boiled eggs can be added to the top of salads, made into egg salad, or eaten as is. My children like them sliced and put on top of jelly toast for breakfast in the mornings.

How to cook hard boiled eggs
  • Put the eggs in a pan, and add enough cold water to cover the eggs. (Water should be about an inch over the eggs.)
  • Salt the water, just a pinch.
  • Bring water to a boil, and boil for 3 minutes.
  • Cover tightly and remove the pan from heat. Leave pan tightly covered for 11 minutes.
  • Stop the cooking process by transferring the cooked eggs into a bowl full of cold water.
Another easy way to prepare eggs is to scramble them. There are many, many recipes for scrambling eggs, but I thought I would share one of my favorites with you. Easy, healthy, and hearty enough for dinner:

Turkish Scrambled Eggs 
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large red bell peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 pound ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 TBS chopped fresh parsley
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 4 whole grain pitas
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbed (optional)
In medium skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add peppers and cook for about 4 minutes. Add onions and garlic, Cook until onions are translucent. Add tomatoes and red pepper flakes, and cook until the water from the tomatoes has evaporated some.

Add eggs and feta, salt and pepper, and scramble until eggs are fluffy. Remove from heat and stir in parsley.

Serve with pitas on the side.

For the Skin

All natural exfoliant/anti-aging skin remedy (borrowed from Dailyglow.com-Skin and Beauty)

2 egg yolks
1 tsp sugar

Whisk egg yolks until firm.
Add sugar, mix well.
Smooth mixture onto face, leave for 25 minutes.
Wash off with warm water.

In the hair

All natural protein treatment (Look here for an informative article that talks about how to check if your hair is protein sensitive.)

2 eggs, beaten
2 TBS olive oil

Combine olive oil and eggs, and apply to hair.
Put cover hair in plastic wrap, or a plastic bag, for at least 30 minutes.
 Rinse with COOL water and washing and styling as usual.


  1. This is great information...yummy recipe too :)

  2. Great post. I think Im going to try the face mask. Looking forward to your other posts (",)

  3. Love that you are covering these foods. I have never tried that face mask, may have to do that soon. Thanks.


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