Instead of throwing away your egg shells, save them and make your own calcium supplement. It’s easy peasy. One quarter teaspoon 3 times a day provides about 2000 mg of calcium. You can add the powder to smoothies, drinks, cottage cheese, yogurt, soups and stir frys.
OR simply place 1/4 teaspoon in your mouth followed by a big chug of water (my preferred method – it’s a little gritty, but I’d rather it not ruin the taste of my food)
The best egg shells to use would come from pastured organic chickens.
Step One: Put egg shells in a large pot and bring to boil for several minutes. This kills off any bacteria that might be present on the egg shells.
Step Two: Dry egg shells in a 250 degree oven on a baking dish for about 5 minutes or so. Watching closely so they don’t burn. The goal is not to cook them. You just want to dry them out.
Here they are, fresh out of the oven. Nice and dry.
Step Three: Grind in a coffee grinder or Vitamix (or a coffee grinder) until they are a fine powder.
Voila! Your very own home made fresh calcium powder. Enjoy!
Recipe reference: Josh Rubin The Metabolic Blueprint