why you should not throw away eggshells

Make a Homemade Calcium Supplement

Ninety-seven percent of the content of the eggshells we so callously discard is calcium carbonate, according to a 2005 study published in the Brazilian Journal of Poultry Science.

Many health practitioners recommend using eggshells to prepare a calcium supplement for strengthening bones and preventing bone-associated disorders.

In addition, it is an inexpensive alternative to purchasing supplements from the drug store.

Make Remineralizing Toothpaste

The shiny, tough substance covering the outside of your teeth is called the enamel. It is composed of minerals and protects your teeth from weakness and decay.

When you gorge on sugary and caffeinated beverages or junk foods too often, the bacteria in your mouth react with the carbohydrates and sugar to generate acid, which gradually wears off the enamel and all the essential minerals with it.

A solution made of chicken eggshell powder was successful in remineralizing the enamel of people who had suffered teeth lesions, according to a 2015 study published in the Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research.

Since your teeth are essentially made up of calcium, toothpaste made from eggshells helps strengthen your teeth and refurbish it with minerals. Overtime, it sufficiently remineralizes your teeth.

Follow these steps to make your own remineralizing toothpaste with eggshells:

Sweeten Coffee and Make it Less Acidic

sweeten coffee to avoid bitterness

Using eggshells in preparing your coffee may sound extremely unusual, and even a tad gross. However, this is the old-school way of reducing the bitterness of coffee grounds.

The alkaline calcium carbonate content of the eggshells combats the acidity of the coffee, thereby altering its taste and making it less bitter. Moreover, reducing the acidity of the coffee is an added health boost you don’t want to miss.

How do you go about it?

Just add 1 teaspoon of crushed or powdered eggshells to your coffee grounds and brew your coffee the way you always do.

Plus, you can toss the used coffee grounds with the eggshell particles in your garden to nourish the soil.

Remove Tea and Coffee Stains from Mugs

use egg shells to remove tea stains from mug

All of us have old cups and mugs that have become stained inside from holding caffeinated drinks over a prolonged period.

While many people simply choose to toss such mugs out, some of you hold onto them, maybe because you don’t see the point of discarding a mug simply because it is stained, or perhaps it has sentimental value.

Either way, you would definitely prefer your favorite mug without those hideous stains. Follow these steps to remove those stains using eggshells:

Boil, dry and grind 12 eggshells as described previously.
Fill the stained mug with warm water and throw in the eggshell powder.
Let the mixture sit in the mug overnight.
The stains will be lightened or vanished completely.

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