As you probably already know, calcium is vital for maintaining healthy teeth and bones. But with all the propaganda out there telling you to drink milk, eat cheese and indulge on yogurt, a person could begin to think that these are the only and best sources of calcium out there.
The average person between the age of 19 and 50 is recommended to intake 1,000 mg of calcium through food, drink and other means on a daily basis and this increases to about 1,200 mg a day once you are past the age of 50.
In fact, a glass of milk contains only 270 mg to 300 mg of calcium, which may sound like a lot, but would mean that in order for you to get your recommended daily amount you would have to drink almost a litre of milk every day!
If only there was something to save you from that…
Well thankfully there is!
And that hero comes in the form of an eggshell
Eggshells are made of 95% calcium carbonate which is one of the healthiest and most absorbable forms of calcium.
They also contain 27 other minerals which are needed for for our bones. When absorbed by the body, they promote the activation of blood and bone tissue helping your body to regenerate itself.
And that’s not even the best bit..
Just one eggshell provides you with 800 mg to 1000 mg of calcium!
This will not only make nutritionists jealous, but will leave you happy knowing that you have one less thing to worry about.
So how do you even get this abundance of calcium into your body? Do you just grab a crate of eggs and start munching away?
Apart from the havoc that would cause to your digestive system and something I definitely would not advise, there is a much more effective way of obtaining this precious source of calcium with little preparation.
Things You Will Need:
- Stainless steel pot
- Glass or stainless steel baking tray
- Coffee grinder or mortar and pestle
- A small jar or container with a secure lid
How To Prepare:
Step 1 – Every time you use your eggs for cooking, save the eggshells by placing them back in the carton until you have as much as you need
Step 2 – Rinse the eggshells under warm water to remove any egg whites that may remain
Step 3 – Fill a stainless steel pot with water until it is half full and bring it to a boil
Step 4 – Take the eggshells and carefully place them in the boiling water, this will destroy any harmful germs
Step 5 – Leave it to boil for about 10 minutes then drain the eggshells in a strainer
Step 6 – Place the eggshells on a baking tray and put them in an oven which is set to 100°C or 200°F and leave them for 15 minutes
Step 7 – Once done, grind the shells in a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle until they become powder
Step 8 – Lastly, store your eggshell powder in a securely sealed jar or container away from moisture or heat
You can also watch this video to see exactly how its done
After you have completed these steps, you should now have great calcium supplement which you can add to your meals throughout the day.
You would ideally want to use no more than 1 teaspoon of this supplement per day as this would be adequate enough to reach your recommended amount.
It is also suggested that you don’t go beyond that amount since it can irritate your digestive tract.
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