Eggs are one of the most common aliments in the human diet, and have been so for many centuries. They have very high nutritive value and are one of the greatest sources of proteins. In addition to that, they are very tasty, and can be prepared in a number of ways. You probably already know about the beneficial properties of eggs, but have you ever heard of the amazing effects of their shells?
Well, as some scientific studies have shown, eggshells can be very useful for our health. This is due to the fact that eggshells are almost completely made of calcium (90%), the mineral that is of the biggest importance for the bone health. Besides, our body easily absorbs it.
The following are just some of many benefits you can experience when consuming eggshells:
- They can prevent osteoporosis.
- They can strengthen the bone marrow.
- If you have high levels of cholesterol, they can regulate it.
- They have positive effect on the blood pressure.
- If you have ever suffered a bone fracture, or a sprain, they are good for strengthening the bones.
- If you are an athlete, this is a mandatory complement to your diet.
- To a lesser extent it contains zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and chrome.
How to consume eggshell?
The recommended dosage is between 1,5g and 3g of ground eggshell a day. You can add it to your meals or to the smoothies.
But the easiest way of consuming it is by making the eggshell flour. In order to do this, you have to wash well the shells of ten eggs and then crush them in a mortar. After that, put them in the oven for a few minutes so they get roasted and lose the rest of moisture. Keep them in a hermetically closed dish in a dry place.
If you don´t want to make flour, you can mix eggshells with lemon juice. You just need to wash the shell of a single egg and leave it in a glass of natural lemon juice. Approximately twelve hours later, the lemon will have softened the eggshell so you will be able to beat the mixture and consume it in that form. You can also season your salads with it.
There is a number of other ways to prepare the eggshell-based remedies, and all of them have different effects. Here are some:
Natural homemade remedies made of eggshells
If you want to do the detox: Wash 5 eggshells and crush them well in a mortar. Mix the powder with 3l of water and then let the mixture rest for 7 days. After that time has passed, drink two glasses of it a day.
The syrup that stimulates thyroid gland: Wash eight eggshells and crush them in a mortar. Squeeze out five lemons and mix the juice with ground shells. Leave the mixture in the fridge until the shells have softened. Mix it well and add 1l of schnapps and 1kg of honey. Mix well the ingredients and leave them rest for a week. Take one tablespoon of it, three times a day (after meals), every day.
To alleviate the stomach problems: grind an eggshell in a mortar. Take a little bit of it, no more than a quarter teaspoon and mix it with two teaspoons of squeezed lemon juice. When the mixture becomes homogenous, add 100ml of warm water. In order to consume the remedy made like this, you have to do it on an empty stomach, twice a day every day. The first dosage you take in the morning and the second one before going to sleep.
As a scar healer: The transparent film in the interior of the eggshell helps the process of scaring if you have cut or scraped your skin somewhere. If you suffer any injury, place this directly onto the skin and let it act.
To treat irritated skin: place a ground eggshell in a recipient with apple vinegar. Let it rest for a day. After that, apply the mixture to the irritated area of the skin, or where you´re feeling the itch and let it take effect. The irritation will cease instantly.
Homemade face lift: mix two tablespoons of eggshell powder with an egg yolk. Beat it well, then apply to the whole face and let it dry. Rinse well. This mask works as a skin tightener and is very nutritious.
To strengthen your nails: add ¼ teaspoonof eggshell powderto your favorite nail polish.This is a good way to strengthen brittle nails and to make them grow faster.