5 Amazing Health Benefits of Egg Whites

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Egg whites are familiar with all of us and they can be cooked separately for various purposes. They are packed full of nutrients that offer a ton of health benefits.

Following are some health benefits of egg whites that force you to include them in your diet.

1. Contain lots of essential vitamins and minerals

Egg whites contain so many nutrients, including a very high content of protein that fills you up and gives you an instant boost of energy. It also helps in building muscles and strengthening them. In addition, egg whites are packed with riboflavin, selenium and other essential vitamins such as folate, B12, niacin betaine and choline. Many minerals like potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, copper, zinc and iron are present in the egg whites, too.

2. Have no cholesterol and low calories

The egg white contains no cholesterol as the full 213 mg of an egg’s cholesterol is all in the yolk. So it is good for people with diabetes or cardiovascular disease. It is also incredibly low in calories, packing only about 16 calories. Plus, the egg white has absolutely no fat.

3. Promote healthy, shiny hair

Egg whites are essential for you if you want long, shiny hair. Thanks to numerous vitamins and minerals, your hair will grow faster. The high protein and sulphur content also promote healthy hair. Meanwhile, these nutrients improve your teeth and nails as well as treat wounds and broken bones.

4. Make skin soft

Egg whites are also used as facial masks. They moisturize your skin and make pores look smaller. They also remove the dead skin on your face to make it clean and bright. You can mix one teaspoon of white egg with a teaspoon of honey and oil. Then you apply this mixture on your face and let it dry before rinse with warm water. If you do regularly, you skin will be soft and the pores will shrink.

5. Eliminate eye bags

Apart from making your skin soft, egg whites can be used to eliminate eye bags which are often caused by sleep late. You can apply the egg white on your eyes and leave for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

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I am a doctor at a general hospital in Washington DC. I am interested in issues related to health and environment. Currently, I am also a freelance writer for a health magazine.

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This article was published on 2014/03/19