You're probably in the habit of throwing away your eggshells, right? Well, perhaps after you read this you'll want to save some. As we age the body is less able to produce GLUCOSAMINE, which decreases joint inflammation, cushion joints against impact and assists with cartilage repair. Eggshell membranes contain this glucosamine, as well as other beneficial substances for joint health. In eggshell membranes we find HYALURONIC ACID, which helps to absorb shock and promotes joint elasticity. Eggshell membranes also contain CHONDROITIN that promotes cartilage elasticity and fights enzymes that damage joints and last but not least COLLAGEN, which is a protein found in connective tissue.
This is a natural and affordable remedy that is guaranteed to work. Add to this regular soft exercise and appropriate nutrition to reduce inflammation and you're well on your way to feel that much younger as you are able to move your body without severe debilitating pain accompanied with moaning and groaning.
In a few words your diet should be free of meat, if possible more chicken and fish, better still a vegetarian diet. Eat lots of green vegetables: Avocados, cabbage, celery, cucumber, kale, spinach, broccoli, green salads, on a daily basis, and lots of fruits. Eat raw food or juice the vegis and fruits. Minimize your intake of coffee and black tea, try cereal coffee and herb teas instead; avoid champagne, white wine, and cigarettes all of which promote acidity; red wine is fine. No sugar. Believe me its all a matter of habit and very doable.
Here's how you prepare your eggshells, also known for CALCIUM content by the way. One half of a teaspoon of powdered eggshells contain about 400 mgs of absorbable calcium. Calcium as you know is responsible for your bone health. So this recipe will also be beneficial for you if you suffer from arthritis, gout neck and back pains.
· Collect organic eggshells.
· Boil them in water about five minutes to remove bacteria. Make sure that all the eggshells are fully submerged in the hot water.
· Heat the oven to about 200 degrees.
· Place the eggshells on a cooking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes until they are crisp.
· Remove from oven and cool.
· Grind the eggshells in a grinder or by hand to fine powder.
To make sure that I get my health share of all the God given natural remedies that exist for us without bothering about how they taste, I have acquired the habit of sprinkling a ½ teaspoon full of ground flaxseed powder, the wonder food for heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer; a ½ tea spoon of raw gold millet for healthy hair growth, a secret recipe I received from my family doctor; plus a ½ teaspoon of eggshell powder, on top of all my salads, yoghurts, desserts and everything else where I think it would blend with the taste. I make sure that all ingredients are organic.
What can I say, I like to be in charge of my own health, as much as I possibly can and when I look around me at people my age I am convinced I am on the right track. You can never start too early to take responsibility for your own health, in fact the earlier you start the healthier and happier you will be as you age. Having said that, I might add that it is also never too late to start, you will feel immediate results.