In some households, eggs are a part of everyday life. They are used as ingredients in so many cooking recipes that it’s hard to avoid having a carton in your house at all times. And then of course there are the many breakfast recipes that include eggs. Whether they are poached, hard-boiled, fried or scrambled, eggs play a large role in starting your family off on the right foot. Let’s not forget egg sandwiches, eggs Benedict or the many egg casseroles that get passed across our kitchen tables all year round. Eggs are one of the most versatile foods in the world and is used by all cultures.
And the best part about incorporating eggs into your diet is that the entire egg is good for you. It used to be thought that the yoke of an egg contained too much fat, but that is considered a good fat and one that is needed in the daily diet. The yokes contain a rich assortment of essential vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamins A, D, E, B12 and K, riboflavin, folate and iron. And the whites, offer a great source of low-calorie protein,which is why they are so popular amongst body builders and fitness gurus.
The remaining part of the egg is the shell…and have we got news for you…
The shells are extremely good for you to consume!
That’s right…the shell of an egg is jam-packed with calcium, which is the most abundant mineral in the human body. While you have most likely always associated calcium with your teeth and your bones, it is also essential for nerve, muscle and enzyme health.
According to the National Institute of Health, the body easily absorbs ground up eggshell powder and offers several health perks including including: strengthening bones, assisting your body in producing healthier blood cells, and lowering cholesterol and blood pressure.
And to put it into perspective, there is roughly 1,000 to 1,500 milligrams of calcium in half a teaspoon of eggshell, which is 90% of the daily recommended allotment of the mineral.
Half a teaspoon of eggshell calcium contains roughly 1,000 to 1,500 milligrams of calcium or 90% of the daily recommended amount.
So, instead of tossing your egg shells down the garbage disposal or crunching them in with the crash, try to use them for infusing more health into your body.
Follow the instructions below to make your very own egg shell recipe that this acceptable for consumption…
- First of all, if you are dealing with eggshells that haven’t been already boiled, place them in a pot of boiling water for ten minutes. This will kill any harmful bacteria, allowing them to be cleared fro consumption.
- Once the freshly boiled eggshells are cool, you can use a coffee/spice grinder to grind them up until they are the consistency of a fine powder. A food processor should do the trick too.
- Take the freshly ground calcium powder and place it in an airtight jar.