Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion Updated 15 February 2016 Eggs may prevent hair loss Did you know that eggs can be an inexpensive treatment for all your hair problems? Many of us spend a fortune on expensive hair products for healthier tresses, however, the truth is, beautiful hair starts with our diets. Healthy whole grains such as raw oats are also a good source of silica, which can help reduce hair breakage, and zinc; an important hair mineral which, in its deficiency, can lead to hair loss. For those suffering from lifeless locks or hair loss, eggs may provide the perfect solution. Eggs are an excellent source of protein, which is essential for hair growth, as well as being rich in biotin. Eggs are also a good source of vitamin B12; a lack of which can lead to pernicious anaemia and hair loss. Eggs are also good as an external treatment for hair. For a protein-rich treatment, apply a beaten egg to hair, leave for 10 minutes, then rinse off with cool water. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Fitness Four-time Olympian Hendrick Ramaala’s advice on breaking limits Diet and nutrition 5 easy, healthier recipes for your Braai Day feast Fitness Want to get stronger? Stop ignoring these muscles in your workout Diet and nutrition You won’t believe these 6 health benefits of homemade chocolate cake Diet and nutrition Breakfast vs. dinner: Which meal is mightier? Lifestyle Do these sleep myths really work to get you to bed? From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Looking younger » Can maple leaves help you look younger? New research has found that maple leaf extract can help you look years younger. Killer foods » Wild mushrooms a 'silent killer' Health practitioners are warning people to stay away from wild mushrooms.