Eggs taste amazing and are full of minerals and vitamins, but is it the only thing with those features? The answer is simple, no because eggshells are full of vitamins and minerals as well and when you are throwing them away, you are actually throwing away a lot of health benefits. The benefits of eggshells are unbelievable and I think that we should do them justice and shine a light on those benefits.
Health Benefits of Egg Shells:
Eggshells are rich in minerals that are beneficial for the bones, furthermore, they can reduce bone loss in postmenopausal women. On top of that, eggshells can also speed up the healing process in orthopedic diseases. And a study conducted on rats showed that eggshell calcium increased the overall bone mineral density and another study pointed out that eggshell calcium increases mineral density in the hip.
LA Healthy Living stated the following sentences:
“Eggshells contain the perfect amount of the ideal substances for healing cavities–massive amounts of calcium and 27 other minerals. The composition of eggshells resembles our teeth,”
How to make eggshell powder:
Before we get into the method, first you have to make sure to use organic eggs to avoid hormones and chemicals and make sure to clean the shells by cooking them at 140 degrees for at least three and a half minutes to terminate the bacteria.
Now to the actual preparation
- Boil the eggshells for 10 minutes
- Take them off of the water
- Bake them for 15 minutes
- Blend them into a fine powder
- Add the powder to your food or take it as a supplement
- If you want to store it, put it in a sealed container, then store in your refrigirator