Most people eat the eggs and throw away the eggshells without thinking about eating it. After all, having to think about eating eggshells might gross some people out. But science has found eggshells are nutritious and they are great sources of calcium. According to a 2003 review, eggshells have been found to have a number of good properties, especially when they are ground to become powder.
For instance, an animal study has shown the positive effect eggshell powder has on bone density in postmenopausal osteoporosis. It was also stated that the bioavailability of calcium was the same as or much better than the food-grade purified calcium carbonate.
Eggshells contain 95% of calcium carbonate and so they are good for bone and teeth health. The International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition says that half an eggshell is enough to provide the recommended daily calcium intake. Eggshells cannot be eaten straight up though after breaking the eggs. To make it work, they will still need to be pulverized – this is an important step in eating eggshells.
Eggshells are a great source of dietary calcium that’s good for bone and teeth health.
The shells will have to be cleaned thoroughly. Ideally, the eggshells should be boiled for at least five minutes to kill harmful bacteria. The membrane should not be removed because it is rich in nutrients. After which, the shells should be allowed to dry and then taken to the oven to be baked at 180 degrees for 10 minutes.
Some people would skip the baking step if they are confident enough that the eggshells have been cleaned by boiling. However, baking would make the shells crunchier, which then makes them easier to grind in a blender. The ground eggshells can be mixed in regular food.
Instead of discarding them, some people clean and pulverize the shells to be added to regular food.
Since eggshells have high calcium content, people should still be cautious about eating too much of it. One eggshell contains two grams of calcium and an average adult would only need one gram per day.
The next time you prepare some meals involving eggs, consider keeping the eggshells. Not only do they have nutritional value but eating them can help save the environment. Do you include eggshells in your diet? Sound off in the comment section below.
Diet Soda Drinkers Three Times More Likely To Have Dementia and Stroke, Study Says
You might want to think twice before reaching for your next soda.
Many of us love downing a cup of soda after a long day of work or while relaxing and watching a movie. It’s our guilty pleasure – we know it’s not a healthy beverage in the first place but it just feels so refreshing to consume. In fact, some have made it a daily habit.
Well you might want to think twice before reaching for another cup soon. According to a recent research, people who drink diet sodas everyday have three times the risk of having dementia and stroke compared to occasional drinkers.
The study was published in the journal Stroke. The research studied over 4,000 people and the team was led by Matthew Pase of the Boston University School of Medicine.
30 Times Pet Owners Regretted Leaving Their Pets Home Alone
Get a pet, they said. It’ll be fun, they said.
Coming home to your beloved pet after a long day at work is a priceless feeling. Dogs jumping up and down with excitement and cats purring their heart away as you turn that key and enter the door to your house - those who have pets will definitely be able to relate to this.
There are also times when our pets surprise us after being left alone at home. Unfortunately, these surprises may not be the sweet and heartwarming kind, because almost always, it's something unpleasant.
This hilarious compilation of images will show us how pets can wreak havoc in our homes when left alone. Check them out and see how many you'll be able to relate to.
25 Pet Owners Who Regretted Asking Other People to Look After Their Pets
Be careful who you ask to babysit your pets!
If you are a pet owner, then you are familiar with that dreadful feeling when you have to leave your beloved pet with someone else when you need to go away for some time. Often, we leave them with people whom we know we can trust and whom we know will treat them well. That way, we can enjoy our time away without worrying if our pets have eaten or if they were taken out for a walk.
However, we need to be careful who we trust because there are times when things just don't go out the way we expect them to with our pets and their foster fur-rents and pet-sitters. You see, you might just end up coming home to your cat looking like a triceratops or your dog appearing like a drag queen. You wouldn't want that, do you?
So if you're planning to leave your pets under someone's care, you might want to take a look at this compilation of hilarious photos. Consider this as a warning.
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