Don’t Throw Out Your Eggshells
You probably follow the same breakfast preparation-routine every day: crack an egg open to whisk it for an omelet or peel a hard-boiled egg, then toss the eggshells away.
Eggs are a highly nutritious food packed with protein, calcium and minerals that millions of people around the world consume every day. But who has ever thought about the value of eggshells?
Why should they, considering it’s just a flimsy outer covering of a food item that doesn’t look like it could be very useful after it breaks into smithereens?
No one can blame you, because the benefits of eggshells are extremely understated and hardly talked about.
Here are some great ways to make use of those eggshells instead of throwing them away.Calcium Supplement
Most people don't realize it, but egg shells are in fact 90% pure calcium, almost chemically identical to the calcium that makes up our teeth and bones. This chemical similarity explains why egg shells' calcium is easily absorbed into our bodies and helps with many aspects of our health. Egg shells can also be a great source of other minerals like iron, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, fluorine, copper, molybdenum and chromium.
The calcium in egg shells helps to strengthen bones, helps the bone marrow produce more and healthier blood cells, helps to prevent osteoporosis, and has also been proven to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
As mentioned above, eggshells are known to be very rich in calcium, this is why you can easily wash them in warm water, boil them to kill all the bacteria and then put them in a coffee grinder or a blender. The result is a perfect eggshell powder that you can easily store and use on a daily basis – you can add a bit of it to your coffee, sauce, dishes and what not. The secret is to make sure that you do not remove the membrane of the egg when grinding the shell – it is also very important to boil it first, just to make sure that all the pathogens are removed.How to Consume Eggshell Calcium
1 tsp. contains approximately 800-1,000 mg. of calcium. Consume by mixing in a small amount of water with a meal. Consume 3/4 to 1 tsp daily, divided in 3 servings with meals. Don’t consumer more than 1 tsp a day as it can irritate sensitive digestive tracks.
Remedy for Thyroid
Wash the shells of 8 eggs, dry them and break them in small pieces. Add juice of 2 lemons and keep this in the refrigerator for several days. When they become soft, strain the liquid and mix it with a kilogram of honey. Let the mixture sit for 7 days before you use it. Take a teaspoon of it, 4-5 times a day after meals.
Remedy for Gastritis
Take some crushed shells (small amount, on the blade tip of the knife) and mix them with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. When the shells become soft, add a 1/2 cup of hot milk. Take one teaspoon of the drink, twice a day – in the morning on an empty stomach and at night before bedtime.
For Better Immunity
Take five whole eggs and wash them well, put them in a larger jar and pour lemon juice in it (you will need about 1 kg of lemons). Let them sit for 8 days in a cold place. Then strain it through gauze and add half a kilogram of honey in it. Stir it well and take one teaspoon of it every morning, half an hour before breakfast.
Sweeten Coffee and Make it Less Acidic
Using eggshells in preparing your coffee may sound extremely unusual, and even a tad gross. However, this is the old-school way of reducing the bitterness of coffee grounds.
The alkaline calcium carbonate content of the eggshells combats the acidity of the coffee, thereby altering its taste and making it less bitter. Moreover, reducing the acidity of the coffee is an added health boost you don’t want to miss.
How do you go about it?
Just add 1 teaspoon of crushed or powdered eggshells to your coffee grounds and brew your coffee the way you always do.
Use The Egg Membrane To Treat Superficial Wounds
Did you know that the egg membrane can be a great and natural band-aid? If you did not, then make sure never to throw the membrane away! If you cut your finger, simply wrap the membrane around it to protect it from becoming infecting, as well as for speeding up the healing process.
Compiled by Manizheh Soleimani Fard
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