Since time immemorial people have been relishing eggs for its versatility, taste, and nutritional benefits. But, little do we know that the part of the egg that we so frivolous throw in garbage bins can also offer some benefits. Read on to know about the 6 ways in which egg shell benefits us.

Surprised? Well, yes. This most under rated food part of the most loved food item offers some pretty impressive benefits. In fact, it is the crushed egg shell that has some potent nutrients and it no longer deserves to be thrown in to the garbage bin anymore.

This crusty part of the egg contains valuable nutrients such as protein, calcium, magnesium, fluoride, strontium, selenium and a few other components such as collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid. Read on to know how these vital components present in the shell of the egg can benefit our health.

TO TREAT PAINFUL JOINTS OR SORE JOINTS

If you are struggling with painful joints or sore joints, egg shell is the remedy for you. Make a mixture of crushed egg shells in a jar with some apple cider vinegar. Close lid of the jar, shake it well and let it sit for two days. Once the shell dissolves in vinegar, rub it over the painful part of your joints to relieve inflammation.

TO RELIEVE SKIN IRRITATION

The same solution of crushed egg shell and apple cider vinegar is also effective to treat skin irritations such as itching and redness of the skin. You just have to dab some of the prepared solution over the irritated area and let it dry. This home remedy will soothe your skin and relieve any signs of skin irritation.

TO GET RID OF DRY CUTICLES

We all spend long hours and money to get rid of dry cuticles around the finger nails. Instead, use crushed egg shells gently over the dry cuticle along with a few drops of water and let it dry. Once dried, you can gently rub the egg shell again to remove the rough peel off the dry skin and find softer and healthier looking cuticle on the affected area.

TO REGENERATE SKIN

Add finely crushed egg shells along with little egg white to any homemade face mask or face pack. Apply it on your face for some time until it dries and then gently rinse it off with some lukewarm water. This will leave a softer and brighter skin in just one application as the calcium in egg shell promotes skin regeneration and the crusty egg shell gently removes the dry and dead skin.

TO MAKE A SOFTER COFFEE

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Add finely crushed egg shells to ground coffee before brewing to get a softer, milder, and less acidic version of coffee without compromising on its caffeine content.

TO PREVENT OSTEOPOROSIS

High calcium content of crushed egg shells is a valuable health supplement to prevent osteoporosis. So, egg shell powder can be taken by post-menopausal women to prevent and treat osteoporosis.