Juicing Recipes for Osteoporosis
The bones of those who suffer from a disease known as osteoporosis become thin and weak over time. This disease is characterized by low bone mass and by deterioration of the bone tissues. As the disease progresses it can lead to bones that are very fragile. Bone fragility can then give way to a greater risk of fracturing or breaking bones. In particular the wrists, hips and the spine are most vulnerable in those who suffer from osteoporosis.
The Silent Thief
This disease is often referred to as “the silent thief” because the loss of bone can happen slowly over time and often shows no symptoms at all. This disease is sometimes confused with another disease, osteoarthritis, because the names for both diseases are similar. They are not the same thing however. Osteoporosis is a disease that affects the bones while osteoarthritis affects the joints and the surrounding tissues.
Studies have shown that in women fractures resulting from osteoporosis are more common than breast cancer, heart attack and stroke combined. It is estimated that at least one in three women and one in five men will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture at some point in their lifetime.
Better Nutrition for Bones
To do something about the bone loss and the decreased bone density think better nutrition! You need to be juicing fresh vegetables to get a larger portion of the essential nutrients you need into your body. This disease is generally caused by a lack of the mineral calcium in the bones. To reverse the problem and to stop it from getting any worse you need to provide your body with what it needs most, which is to say calcium rich and nutrient dense foods. Herbal supplements may also prove to be beneficial for your condition. Talk to your doctor about whether he/she feels a supplement is necessary for you or not.
The best natural juice choice for those who have osteoporosis or those who want to prevent it is to go with a juice that is carrot-based and that also contains kale, broccoli and/or baby lettuce. Greens help to keep your bones strong and break-resistant because they contain a great deal of vitamin K which is a nutrient that is often overlooked and overshadowed by other vitamins.
Juicing for Bone Health
When it comes to the health of your bones juicing daily can make them strong and resilient. Natural raw juices have no additives or preservatives and are easy for the body to digest. The vegetables you should be juicing with on a daily basis include avocado, broccoli, cabbage, leafy greens and watercress. Fruits are not quite as beneficial in the bone health department with the one exception being pineapple.
Sea vegetable herbal tinctures can provide a nutritional addition to your natural veggie juices as they can supply your bones with an extra dose of minerals. Examples of these include dulse, bladderwrack, kelp and Irish moss. Herbs that can be of help include alfalfa, chamomile, dandelion and parsley.
Try this green juice recipe to help your bones remain healthy and strong:
Mean Green Juice Recipe
2 stalks of broccoli
2 kale leaves
2 stalks of celery
1/3 of a green pepper
4 sprigs of parsley
Combine together in your Breville juicer and enjoy the green delight!