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Garbage Tips: Are You Throwing These 2 Health-Enhancing Things Away?

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You might not know that some of the things you throw away can be useful for you and your family's health. The following guide should help you recognize some of the things that you can use. This should dramatically reduce the amount of waste that your home produces and help the environment.

Rethink Throwing Away Your Eggshells

Believe it or not, your bones and teeth are not permanently strong. Your bones and teeth need constant remineralization to stay strong and fend off bacterial attacks and age-related degeneration. Your bones and teeth are mostly made of calcium, and you can find a highly concentrated amount of calcium in eggshells, which you can cultivate.

Just follow the steps below:

  1. Put your eggshells in water, and heat to 140 degrees.
  2. Let your eggshells boil for 3 1/2 minutes.
  3. Allow your eggshells to cool.
  4. Pulverize your shells in your food processor, and add them to your smoothies or meals.

Adding eggshells to you and your family's diet should help prevent cavities and osteoarthritis, among other things. Make sure you purchase eggs from chickens that are fed organically and live a free-range life, as these are healthier and safer eggs. You can clearly see that recycling can even do some good for your health.

Keep Those Banana Peels

Most people just discard a banana peel, but the banana peel can help whiten you and your family's teeth naturally. The secret is the manganese and potassium contained in the banana peel. These ingredients are absorbed by the teeth and help whiten them.

Follow the steps below:

  1. Brush your teeth with the inside of the banana peel.
  2. Allow the residue to stay on your teeth for at least 10 minutes.
  3. Clean your teeth off completely.

Another thing that you should know about banana peels is they may help fight off mood swings and depression. This is because of the lutein content in banana peels. Lutein seems to correct serotonin levels, which are neurotransmitters associated with good emotions. The research also pointed out that lutein helps regenerate retina cells, meaning that you and your family's eyes might be safer from overexposure to light. All you have to do is juice your banana peel or boil it, and drink the water.

As you can see, you can get a little more use out of the aforementioned things decreasing the amount of trash you throw away. You can ask your recycling specialist about other things that you can do to lessen the amount of trash your home produces. If you have a big project that needs cleaned up, visit Waconia Roll-Off Service.