When you make eggs, what do you do with the eggshells afterwards? If your eggshells are going down the garbage disposal or in the trash, then you’re wasting an opportunity to improve your health. Did you know that eggshells are 90% pure calcium? And that Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body. It’s not only essential for healthy bones and teeth but also nerve, muscle, and enzyme health. And chemically, the calcium in eggs is the same as what makes up our bones and teeth.
In multiple studies cited by the National Institute of Health ground up eggshell powder has been found to be easily absorbed by the human body and to support multiple positive health effects including strengthening bones, assisting your body in producing healthier blood cells, and lowerng cholesterol and blood pressure.
Here are some amazing uses for eggshells:
Give yourself a calcium boost
Half a teaspoon of eggshell calcium powder contains roughly 1,000 to 1,500 milligrams of calcium or 90% of the daily recommended amount.
How to make the powder:
1. If eggshells haven’t been already boiled, boil for 10 minutes to kill any harmful bacteria.
2. Let your eggshells cool and then grind up in a coffee/spice grinder until it’s in a fine powder.
3. Keep your calcium powder in an airtight jar.
The most common way to take eggshell powder is to add a half teaspoon to a glass of water and gulp it down. You can also experiment by adding it into other foods such as oatmeal or smoothies.
Other uses for eggshells
Your teeth are essentially made up of calcium. This toothpaste made from eggshells helps strengthen your teeth and refurbish it with minerals. Here is how to make a toothpaste and protect your teeth from weakness and decay.
According to a study published in 2015 in the Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, a solution made of chicken eggshell powder was successful in mineralization of the tooth enamel.
Boil, dry and grind 12 eggshells. Add the grounded eggshells (powder) in a bowl, add 1-3 tablespoons of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 10 drops of essential oil. Store it in a jar
Use it every morning as regular toothpaste to brush your teeth.
Remove the stains from your favorite mug
Here is how you can make it like new.
Boil, dry and grind 12 eggshells. Fill the stained mug with warm water, add eggshell powder and let it sit overnight.
The stains will be lightened or vanished completely.
Whiten your clothes
Eggshells will help you to whiten your old clothes and make it stay white for long.
Crush some egg shells, combine them with several lemon slices and put them in a cloth bag along with all your clothes in the washing machine.