Do More with Eggs

Eggs are delicious to eat and in this economy, you cannot beat the egg’s price. Sure, all food prices have increased drastically and the price of a dozen eggs is no different. Eggs have soared in prices approximately 30 percent since 2007; however, when all is taken into consideration, the price of eggs cost approximately 16 cents each. If two eggs is considered to be a nutritious meal, where else can you possibly get breakfast for a measly 32 cents?

 

Everyone knows you can cook an egg in hundreds of different ways. You can fry, hard-boil, scramble, and devil eggs; you can cut up different vegetables and meats for an omelet; you can poach, casserole, make an egg salad or eggs benedict.

But did you know that there are several other wonderful uses for the common egg? Here are eight eggstraordinary eggsamples of what I am talking about:

Eggs to treat sunburn: This egg mixture provides immediate soothing relief to anyone who has spent too much time out in the sun and is ailing from the burns caused by the sun’s rays. You will first need to separate the whites from an egg and beat them into a froth mixture. Add two teaspoons of castor oil and two teaspoons of vinegar and stir together. Apply it to your burn and leave on for at least ten minutes. Rinse with warm water afterward. You can continue to apply this mixture daily and your burn will heal quicker.

Eat an egg raw: Raw eggs are loaded with protein and good fats for the body. Athletes and bodybuilders have been eating raw eggs for decades. A raw egg gets delivered to the bloodstream quicker than eating the egg cooked and it gives a swift boost to the immune system. In addition, eating an egg raw, provides several nutrients to the brain, nerves and glands allowing for a nutritionally balanced body overall. You can blend a raw egg with different fruits like bananas and avocado, for a wholesome smoothie or you can simply chug a raw egg seasoned with a little salt and pepper. Organic eggs are a great alternative to regular eggs in an effort to minimize the tainting concerns of eggs and salmonella. For those who are not used to consuming raw eggs on a regular basis, the recommendation is to eat a small portion of a raw egg daily and work up to a whole egg, possibly over the course of a week. After that, it’s smooth sailing.

Eggs used as glue: Junior’s project is due tomorrow and you just located a bottle of Elmer’s glue, completely empty. Don’t fret; no need to run to the craft store just for an adhesive. Use eggs! The whites are efficient enough to stick to paper, food creations, or even used as shellac on homemade oven pretzels or cookies.

Egg as hair conditioner: Put aside your favorite conditioner once a week and go with eggs. Crack open an egg, beat the egg with a fork, add one tablespoon of olive oil, and beat again. You may add one cup of lukewarm water to dilute it or not. If you like, you may also add your favorite scent like almond oil or lavender for a sweet fragrance. In addition, you may add a teaspoon of honey, mayonnaise or lemon juice for more shine. Wash your hair with your regular shampoo and apply the egg conditioner; run your fingertips through your hair so that the mixture can be applied evenly. Leave on for five minutes and then rinse with cool or lukewarm water.

Eggs as a facial mask: Making your own face mask mixed with eggs and a few other household items will leave your skin feeling refreshed and silky smooth in minutes. Create a mask by cracking an egg and beating well with a fork or a wire whisk. For dry skin, add in one teaspoon of honey and olive oil, mix until smooth. For normal/combination skin, add one teaspoon of olive oil and one half cup of cooked instant oatmeal and mix until smooth. For oily skin use the egg white only. Apply to face and leave on for fifteen minutes. Rinse with lukewarm …

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