Healthy Reasons And Benefits Why You Should Be Keeping Your Eggshells

The shell of an egg is such a common product that is readily discarded as useless. We don’t view it as anything beneficial to our household.

The next time you’re making omelets, don’t toss your shells. Eggshells have nearly as many uses as the eggs themselves.

Unfortunately, this is a common misconception because it is not only beneficial as a nutritionally dense food, but It can be used for several purposes.

Here are a few ways to get the most from your eggs.

Teeth Strengthener

As eggshells are made up of 93% calcium, you could finely ground it and mixed with your favorite meals or beverages. This will make your teeth strong while eating or drinking.

Make Your Own Powdered Calcium Supplement

Skip the pills and simply bake your shells at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Let them cool and grind them to a fine powder. Add your supplement (a teaspoon or less) to your favorite smoothie or juice once a day.

Nourishing Face Mask

Pulverize dried egg shells with a mortar and pestle, then whisk the powder in with an egg white and use for a healthful, skin-tightening facial. Allow the face mask to dry before rinsing it off.

Treat Skin Irritations

Drop an eggshell into a small container of apple cider vinegar and let it soak for a couple of days. Dab the mixture on minor skin irritations or on itchy skin.

Heart Defender

Experts claimed that calcium is important in lowering blood pressure. Besides calcium, powdered egg shells contains potassium, a mineral known for relaxing the wall of blood vessels, thus causing blood pressure to drop.

Better Tasting Coffee

Add some crushed eggshells to ground coffee before brewing it to make it taste less bitter. When you’re done, toss the grounds and shells on your compost heap.

For most eggshell uses, it is better to make sure they are clean and free from bacteria. If you don’t wash the eggs thoroughly before using, bake the shells at 150 degrees Fahrenheit on a cookie sheet for about 10 minutes.