Mayonnaise as lots of health and nutritional benefits. For those who don’t know what Mayonnaise is; it is a rich creamy sauce which is used for various purposes. Mayonnaise is widely used as spread on sandwiches, hotdogs, pizza etc..
Mayonnaise can also be used instead of the salad cream for dressing salad, as a dip for sea foods and French foods, pasta, it can also be used to thicken and add taste to foods e.g chicken, egg, tartar sauce.
How To Make Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise can be prepared in some few easy steps:
Egg yolk is whipped well and few drops of vinegar or lemon juice is added with few drops of olive oil, mix these mixtures properly till it’s thick and creamy. The combination of mayonnaise and other ingredients can make out a delicious number of recipes, which tastes good when taken with bread loaves, salads, fish or other sea foods.
Nutritional Values/Benefits of Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is a rich source of many important body nutrients, mayonnaise has been researched to contain:
- Saturated and unsaturated fats(monounsaturated and polyunsaturated),
- Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid
Mayonnaise has also been found to contain some essential vitamins such as vitamin E, choline and vitamin K, it’s also rich in minerals such as calcium, sodium, potassium and selenium.
Health Benefits of Mayonnaise
The essential nutrients found in mayonnaise have been found to be good for human health in the following ways:
For a Healthy Heart
: The vitamin E contained in mayonnaise prevents the occurrence of strokes in adults and reduces the tendency for having heart disorders. The omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids also help in the reduction of sudden deaths due to heart failure and attacks. The intake of mayonnaise with foods such as salads is effective for treating colon cancer, inflammation of the colon and arthritis.
A Healthy skin
: Mayonnaise has an exfoliation effect on the skin when applied directly on the skin especially the face. Application of mayonnaise on the skin gives the skin a soft, glowing and healthy look. It nourishes the skin and helps to remove dead cells from the skin and improves oxygen circulation in the skin cells.
For A Sore Skin or Sunburn
: Mayonnaise can also be used to treat a sore skin or sunburn which makes a dark patch on the face. Mayonnaise can be applied on the affected parts to obtain a soothing effect.
Regulation of Blood sugar Level
: Consumption of mayonnaise helps to keep in check, the blood sugar level in the body, it keeps the insulin in check and makes it active for the conversion of excess sugar.
One other health benefit of Mayonnaise is that it has been considered to be the active treatment for dull fizzy and broken out hair. Apply mayonnaise to your hair scalp and massage it deep into the hair pores to the tip of each hair strands, leave for an hour then wash with shampoo. Mayonnaise works as conditioner, it adds sheen to the hair, smoothen it and leaves the hair softer and silkier. Mayonnaise can also be used as a treatment for scalp problems such as dandruff and lice.
For a Strong Nail:
for a strong and attractive cuticles, mayonnaise helps to achieve this by applying a desired quantity on the nails, thereby preventing bruised or breaking off finger nails and keeps them shining.
However, since mayonnaise contains fats and sugar, there should be restrictions in the consumption.
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