Vince Gironda, famed Iron Guru and trainer to the stars — including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clint Eastwood, Cher and David Lee Roth(!) — was a vocal advocate of natural, free-range eggs.
He lectured me about them in the early ’80s.
He gave me a recipe for a blender drink that included raw cream and farm eggs, with other ingredients. He insisted an essential part of the blend was the eggshells.
You won’t find a better balance of minerals on the planet.Vince Gironda
And who was I to argue with a 65-year old Siciliano who would still bench 300 pounds?
Vince was rarely wrong.
Eggshells are an excellent source of bio-available calcium. Provided the eggs are from a good source, simply rinse the shells and let them dry thoroughly.
Then use a blender, spice grinder or food processor to finely pulverize them. A half-teaspoon is about 400 mg. of available calcium.
Don’t have a blender or food processor? No problem. Go “low tech” with a rolling pin.
Add the powder to a glass of juice and forego the dairy.