Eggshells is one of those versatile products that can be used to make many dishes or simply eat it with just a little salt.
But, did you know that even your shell can be consumed?
Egg shell contains high concentrations of calcium and even in some countries is highly valued and is used as a dietary supplement for the population, especially if they have low milk consumption.
And one of the additional advantages of egg shell is that the amount of calcium ranges from 750 to 800 mg per shell that is quickly absorbed by our body.
The main function of this mineral within the body is to prevent osteoporosis, something that threatens especially to women once the menopause arrives. Calcium stimulates the production of cells in the bone marrow, fights cholesterol and regulates blood pressure.
But in addition to calcium, which is the main contribution of the eggshell, it also supplies iron, copper, fluorine, phosphorus, zinc, manganese and chromium. Many experts recommend that eggshells be used as a supplement to other minerals and calcium itself, the recommended amount being between 1.5 and 3 grams of egg shell a day.
You will be surprised with the incredible uses that you can give to the egg shell and with all the benefits that you will get from her:
1) GASTRITIS AND ULCER:
You can alleviate your symptoms of gastritis and ulcer by crushing several egg shells and previously you have washed very well. Gather the equivalent of ¼ teaspoon of coffee and mix it with two tablespoons of lemon juice. Wait until the peels have softened and add two tablespoons of milk. Baby this preparation twice a day, one in the morning on an empty stomach and fasting and another before going to sleep.
2) IMMUNE SYSTEM AND BLOOD PURIFIER:
This preparation consists of a solution based on egg shells and water that will serve as a depurative. Take six egg shells, wash them well and finely chop them, then place them in a pitcher with 3 liters of water. Store the container in the refrigerator for a week so that the water absorbs the properties of the eggshell and is ready to be consumed. You can add some lemon juice to flavor. Drink two or three glasses distributed throughout the day. You can also combine them with juices or shakes.
3) IMPROVE THE TASTE OF THE COFFEE:
When preparing your coffee, put some well-washed eggshells in the water. Before consuming, strain the preparation to remove solid remains from the eggshell. This helps take the bitterness out of coffee while incorporating its benefits.
4) THYROID GLAND:
Some studies indicate that the calcium provided by the eggshell would be beneficial for those with problems with the thyroid gland. Make this home remedy as follows: Use 8 well-washed egg shells, mash until finely powdered and pour the juice of 2 lemons over them. Leave in the refrigerator until the powder dissolves. Once it has become liquid add 1 liter of Rakia (liqueur similar to brandy) and 1 kilo of honey.
Store in a glass jar with a tight lid for a week. Take 1 teaspoon after main meals.
OTHER USES OF EGG SHELLS:
– Wound healing: Apply the inner face of the egg shell (the transparent film) on cuts and wounds to accelerate healing.
– Garden Pests: Place eggshell with sharp edges up close to your plants to prevent snails and slugs from approaching them.
– Fertilizer for plants: Machaca some eggshells and fertilize your soil with them to help the plants grow stronger.