So you got an entire batch of eggs with two yolks? Though it looks kind of weird, don’t be startled. I just found half a dozen double yolk eggs(in picture). Eggs with two yolks are neither unhealthy nor unlucky. So let’s do some egg-sploring and check out why they are fit for human consumption.
Why do eggs have double yolks?
Hens have this tendency to lay eggs with double yolks at an average frequency of 1 in a 1000 times. This happens when two ova are released by a hen’s ovary and entrapped in a single shell simultaneously.
Double yolk eggs are usually laid by young hens that still haven’t got used to regular egg laying cycles. Certain hybrid breeds of hens also have a higher tendency to lay eggs with two yolks. Eggs with two yolks, if fertilized are incapable of producing two chicks, as there is no space inside for two. Usually both the chicks die. However, the double yolk eggs for sale at grocery stores are not fertilized. Sometimes a hen can even lay an egg with no yolk at all! Yolk less eggs are called wind eggs!
So are they safe to eat? Absolutely! They have all the nutrients that eggs with a single yolk have.
Double yolk eggs superstition
There is some superstition associated with such eggs. Finding eggs with two yolks is linked to an impending marriage or the birth of twins. As with other omens, you can simply laugh it off or take it lightly.
So the next time you find eggs with two yolks, don’t be startled. Simply whip them up for a nice eggelicious surprise.
Did you know that the benefits of eating garlic can actually transform your life? In fact, including garlic as part of your daily diet is a great way to stay fit and healthy. You simply have to overcome your disgust towards that nasty, garlic smell. Garlic has innumerable health benefits for women. Check these out.
Research indicates that garlic can be used for weight loss. Garlic stimulates the nervous system to release more adrenalin which increases your metabolic rate. This in turn burns more fat, aiding in weight loss. Garlic reduces unhealthy cholesterol levels and keeps your appetite in control.
Garlic For Anti-ageing
Garlic has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties which slow down the cell decaying process. It helps your skin cells rejuvenate and works great towards reducing puffiness around your eyes, wrinkles and dark circles. Garlic can help you get rid of acne and stubborn acne marks. So for smooth, plumper and a younger looking skin, consume it regularly to reap the immense benefits of eating garlic.
Garlic For PMS
Cramps, bloating and fatigue are classic PMS symptoms. Garlic enhances blood circulation in the body besides aiding digestion. This gives you instant relief from abdominal cramps and bloating.
Garlic For UTI and Vaginal Health
Almost every woman in the world will have suffered from either a urinary tract infection or a vaginal infection at least once in a lifetime. Garlic has anti bacterial, anti viral and anti fungal properties that make it a powerful weapon against frequent UTIs and vaginal infections in women. Consume lots of garlic in raw or cooked form to fight infections. Those prone to such frequent infections can avoid problems by making garlic an essential ingredient of their diet.
How to consume garlic?
Add crushed garlic to sauces, marinades and dips. Stir fry vegetables with finely chopped garlic. Use garlic liberally to flavor meat dishes, rice, vegetables and curries. The benefits of eating garlic are enhanced when consumed in crushed or chopped form. If garlic breath is not much of a problem, crush two raw cloves of garlic and swallow this with a glass of warm water once daily .
Tackle garlic breath by chewing on mint or flavored mouth fresheners after meals.
Note that garlic is a blood thinner. Avoid consuming garlic if you are on blood thinning medications. Consult your doctor if required.