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You Shouldn’t Be Throwing Eggshells

Believe it or not, eggshells are a very nutritious and you should be eating them instead of tossing them in the trash.

Unless you’re somehow priory enlightened about this, you also throw away eggshells after you’ve cracked a few eggs for their delicious insides. But specialists believe that you shouldn’t be throwing them away, you should be eating them instead.

Since eggshells are 95 percent calcium carbonate, they are a great source of calcium, a nutrient you need for strong bones, teeth and proper cellular function. Calcium is one of the reasons doctors recommend you drink milk and have dairy products as often as possible.

The shell of one chicken egg contains around 2 grams of calcium, which makes it twice the daily recommended value. However, too much calcium could also be harmful.

Ground eggshells could be used in dough, pasta and other foods. But don’t just start eating them raw.

Either keep and use shells you peel off boiled eggs, or boil empty shells and bake them in an over for a few minutes. You can then crush them manually or using a blender.

Calcium is the fifth most abundant element in the human body and the most abundant metal. It plays a role in both the physiology and biochemistry of our bodies.

Apart from being an electrolyte, it helps neurons transmit signals and is also an essential part of many enzymes.


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