Egg Shell Powder Is The World’s Most Underrated Calcium Source

I googled top 10 sources of calcium and NONE listed egg shell powder as a source. 😕 I personally eat soft boiled eggs everyday and always consume the fallen, cracked, bits and pieces of egg shell together with the yolk and white.

Here are 9 reasons why the egg shell is such an underrated source of calcium.

  1. Egg Shell’s Calcium Content Is Huge
  2. dairy products such as eggs, milk, butter, cheese, yogurt

    Which simply means that just 1 egg’s shell meets much more than your 1 day’s RDI! 😮

  3. Bioavailability Of Egg Shell Calcium
  4. white and brown egg

    Egg shells are potentially better than food grade purified calcium carbonate. However, calcium from the shells of organic eggs (88%) are much more bioavailable compared to non-organic ones (48%).

  5. Egg Shell Contains Many Other Useful Trace Minerals
  6. close up of the teeth of a smile

    Actually, there are 27 beneficial elements found in egg shells such as:

    • Strontium. An element used by toothpaste manufacturers to effectively relieve pain in sensitive teeth.
    • Fluorine. Found as fluoride in toothpaste and drinking water, it helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth.
    • Methionine. An essential amino acid used to prevent liver damage in acetaminophen (Tylenol) poisoning.
    • Cysteine. Used along with nitroglycerin as an efficient drug that opens up blood vessels and improves blood flow.
    • Lysine. Reduces cold sores.
    • Isoleucine. A branched chain amino acid which induces muscle protein synthesis, the rebuilding of muscle tissue that occurs as a result of the stresses that we place on our body.

    Other important minerals include magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sodium, potassium, iron, sulfur, aluminum, etc.

  7. Egg Shell Calcium Is Proven To Prevent And Treat Osteoporosis
  8. density comparison of normal and osteoporosis bones

    Egg shell powder reduced pain from osteoarthritis, increased mobility, and stopped loss of bone density in post-menopausal women who participated in the study by J. Rovensky of the National Institute of Rheumatic Diseases.👊💥

  9. Egg Shell Powder Lasts 3 Days
  10. egg shell powder

    The best way to store egg shells is in sun/oven dried, powdered form in an airtight container in the fridge. A coffee grinder will get you finer powder but a pestle and mortar is easier to use. Do note that the egg shells should be boiled (212F/100C) or at least brought to 140F/60C to kill off salmonella and other bacterial contamination.

  11. Eggs Are Cheap
  12. brown and white eggs being sold in the market for EUR0.60 each

    An egg, with enough calcium to last you 2 days or more, costs way less than $1.

  13. Egg Shell Powder Is Versatile
  14. sandwich

    Once egg shells are in powdered form, you can add them into smoothies, sprinkle onto salad, spread over a pizza, scatter over sandwiches, or even add a pinch into a glass of water.

  15. Egg Shell Powder Sweetens Coffee
  16. a cup of coffee with foam at the top

    Wait, what? Yeap. You see, coffee is naturally acidic, some more than others. The more acidic it is, the more bitter. Egg shells, on the other hand, is alkaline. Adding powdered egg shell reduces coffee’s bitterness by neutralizing some of the acidity.

  17. Egg Shell Powder Are Beneficial To Animals Too
  18. meme of turtle with hands up dancing to stayin alive

    Eggshells will provide your pet turtle with a natural source of calcium and help your chicken/bird produce eggs with thicker shells.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to add them to the comments below. ☺

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