What is The Least Expensive Protein in Your Fridge?

Hint: You Eat Them And Put Them In Your Hair… but, not at the same time!

So, we know there are many sources of food with protein, from meats to veggies, but one super protein might already be in your fridge already!

This item is inexpensive (for the protein it packs in a serving), has low calories, has “good” cholesterol and “good” fat…

I bet some of you have already guessed…

I’m talking about EGGS!

What Is A Complete Protein?

Complete proteins are items that contain products that our bodies cannot make on their own. Most animal protein IS complete…but vegetable or grain proteins (while still important) are usually incomplete.

Complete proteins contain the amino acids that our bodies needs but doesn’t make enough of by itself.

Anything with protein helps you to feel full and satisfied, so the more protein in something (like chicken) the more satisfied we feel when we eat it. (and then we don’t over-eat later!)
Eggs: Protein With A Shell

Eggs contain 6 grams of complete protein and a serving of all 9 essential amino acids that we need.

Eggs also contain only 5 grams of fat, and only 1 gram of that is saturated fat.

Ask Isabel, this is one of the good sources of fat that we need in our diets on a regular basis!

Eggs also contain Vitamin D and they contain choline, which helps regulate our nervous systems.

Old school studies claimed eating too many eggs would lead to heart disease, but recently, studies are proving that wrong.

New studies claim that eggs may help prevent breast cancer and when eaten moderately, can help to regulate cholesterol, too.

And last of all, but certainly not least important, eating eggs helps make our hair and nails grow faster and stronger.

Hair Repair: Eggs To The Rescue

If the info above was not enough to make you add a carton to your grocery cart, you can also use eggs directly ON your hair as a rinse!

I certainly did not think of this…ask your Mom or your Grandmother, this idea goes way, way back!

Eggs contain protein (as we know), sulfur, and biotin, which help your hair and nails if you eat it OR if you use it as a mask (or both!)

The Egg Mask: Basic Rinse

This is SO easy to do, and you’ll notice a difference in your locks immediately.

1. Make sure your hair is clean and totally dry.
2. Beat 1-2 eggs, depending on the length and thickness of your hair.
3. Apply the slippery mixture to your hair, working from the top, roots, to the bottom.
4. Wait 30 minutes and hop in the shower.
5. Rinse very thoroughly and shampoo and condition as usual.

Do you have a favorite egg recipe, for your belly OR your hair??? Leave them in the comments and let’s swap ideas!

Till next time,
Catherine

  • Debs Walsh

    Oaty Pancake
    Beat 2 eggs with 2tablespoons of porridge oats fry in alittle oil just like a pancake – delicious with fruit and a healthy breakfast option

    • Msbobbi

      OOOOO, this sounds really good!! I usually scramble 2 eggs and cook it as an omelet with sea alt, cayenne pepper ( you would be surprised to find out how much you can put on there and it not be too hot!!! ) and fresh ground mixed peppercorns, sometime a little diced onion, and a small piece of turkey ham diced small, on 2 pieces of 12 grain toast with a tablespoon of real mayo and a slice of tomatoe…….Heaven on a plate!!!

    • http://www.cabbage-soup-diet.com Catherine Soup

      Debs, that sounds really good! As does Ms.Bobbi’s breakfast! I need to ask yall for recipes more often!

  • Bhatia Harmeetkaur

    Beat 2 eggs with 4-5 tablespoons of chickpea flour, add chopped onions, chillies, salt to taste and also put some freshly chopped coriander. Heat an pan, pour 1 tablespoon of oil and but batter in the pan. Just cook it like omelet. Can it it with toast or by itself.

    • http://www.cabbage-soup-diet.com Catherine Soup

      Sounds good, Bhatia, thanks for sharing!

  • Dfdsf

    hey are u sure u apply both white and yolk of t egg on your hair?

    • http://www.cabbage-soup-diet.com Catherine Soup

      Yes! :) The protein is in both of it.

  • Janu_meet

    WHAT ABOUT VEGGIS???

    • http://www.cabbage-soup-diet.com Catherine Soup

      You should be having some at eat meal! Eggs are just a good protein I forget about a lot, and I wanted to highlight something different. Add some veggies in your scrambled eggs :)

  • cher

    I like it, and will try it…….thanks

  • Bertieri2004

    I love eggs but I am afraid to eat them because I have been told that increased the bad cholesterol, so this is a good news to hear that eggs are good. Can you tell me how many eggs per week is safe to eat?

    • http://www.cabbage-soup-diet.com Catherine Soup

      If you have issues with cholestorol, I’d still follow your doctors suggestions, but I’ve always heard that 1 per day is fine!

      • Msbobbi

        from; http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/10-health-benefits-of-eggs.html

        Some of you may have eaten eggs over the Easter weekend so I thought I’d post ten health benefits of eggs (and it doesn’t count if they were chocolate eggs!)

        1. Eggs are great for the eyes. According to one study, an egg a day may prevent macular degeneraton due to the carotenoid content, specifically lutein and zeaxanthin. Both nutrients are more readily available to our bodies from eggs than from other sources.

        2. In another study, researchers found that people who eat eggs every day lower their risk of developing cataracts, also because of the lutein and zeaxanthin in eggs.

        3. One egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein and all 9 essential amino acids.

        4. According to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health, there is no significant link between egg consumption and heart disease. In fact, according to one study, regular consumption of eggs may help prevent blood clots, stroke, and heart attacks.

        5. They are a good source of choline. One egg yolk has about 300 micrograms of choline. Choline is an important nutrient that helps regulate the brain, nervous system, and cardiovascular system.

        6. They contain the right kind of fat. One egg contains just 5 grams of fat and only 1.5 grams of that is saturated fat.

        7. New research shows that, contrary to previous belief, moderate consumption of eggs does not have a negative impact on cholesterol. In fact, recent studies have shown that regular consumption of two eggs per day does not affect a person’s lipid profile and may, in fact, improve it. Research suggests that it is saturated fat that raises cholesterol rather than dietary cholesterol.

        8. Eggs are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D.

        9. Eggs may prevent breast cancer. In one study, women who consumed at least 6 eggs per week lowered their risk of breast cancer by 44%.

        10. Eggs promote healthy hair and nails because of their high sulphur content and wide array of vitamins and minerals. Many people find their hair growing faster after adding eggs to their diet, especially if they were previously deficient in foods containing sulphur or B12.

        • http://www.cabbage-soup-diet.com Catherine Soup

          Thanks, Bobbi!

  • Ms Toi

    You need to add to the hair conditioning process that they need to make sure they DO NOT USE HOT WATER! The egg will start cooking in the hair if they do. I know from experience!…lol

    • http://www.cabbage-soup-diet.com Catherine Soup

      Ms Toi, that is TOO funny!

  • Hilary Karu

    I am afraid to eat a lot of eggs because i have heard that it will slow down digestion.

    • http://www.cabbage-soup-diet.com Catherine Soup

      A lot, perhaps. 1 per day, no worries! Protein helps us in many ways.

  • penguinsRcool

    I just use Real Mayonnaise (made from eggs and oil…eggs are cheaper but I like the results of mayo better) and rinse in the kitchen sink with tepid water before heading to the shower. Here’s the ‘recipe’:

    Start with dry, combed hair or slightly damp hair. Plan to use 1/2 cup to one cup of mayonnaise, depending upon the length of your hair. Work the mayonnaise through from the ends toward the roots. Cover your hair with a plastic shower cap or plastic wrap, then leave the mayonnaise hair treatment in place for at least 15 minutes or as much as several hours. Wash as you normally would, being sure to remove all traces of mayonnaise,

    Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/265074-mayonnaise-hair-treatment/#ixzz1V7ohmfgn

    • http://www.cabbage-soup-diet.com Catherine Soup

      What about the smell?! I guess eggs and mayo are both pretty stinky, when it comes down to it, LOL. Thanks for sharing!

  • nadiaemile

    thanks ,it is verry good ,i was putting eggss with henna to dye my hair and it was verry good. Pls, mrs. Catherine send my 7 days book to this adress [ home adress] Dr.NADIA EMILE UAE DUBAI POB. 16583 dubai.

    • http://www.cabbage-soup-diet.com Catherine Soup

      I am sorry to say, I dont have a physical version, and I couldn’t afford to send it for free. If you email me – catherine@cabbage-soup-diet.com, I can re-send it via email.

  • Rosemaryseymour

    Quiche Lorraine Frittata…fry in a spray of oil 1 finely chopped onion and 2 chopped rashers of smoked bacon .Line an oven proof dish with a whole piece of baking paper.Beat 8 eggs with 200 mls of milk season,place onion mix in bottom of dish with 50 mls of grated mature low fat cheese pour on egg mix and bake for 30 -40 mins at 190 degrees.Feeds 4-6,filling and delicious hot or cold.Can use anything in the mix if you want to aviod the cheese and bacon, any veg or cold meat etc

    • http://www.cabbage-soup-diet.com Catherine Soup

      Yum! Thanks for sharing!