As the literal foundation of our bodies, healthy bones are critical for a healthy life. Our lifestyle habits, like poor diet and lack of exercise, can lead to the development of osteoporosis (bone weakening). If you have or are concerned about your bones breaking down, why not do something about it? Juicing for osteoporosis is an easy, delicious way to help fight bone deterioration!
The Juice: Better Bones
Makes 32 fl oz
5-6 Dandelion Leaves
6 Small Apples
1 Bunch Parsley
Rinse and pat dry the dandelion and parsley.
Deseed the apples (optional).
Cut up the cucumber (don’t peel unless waxed).
Peel the lemon (optional).
Run all ingredients through your juicer and enjoy!!!
The Details: Build Up Those Bones
Leafy greens are known for their bone-healing properties. Dandelion greens are rich in calcium and vitamin K which play a significant role in bone health, as well as antioxidants that reduce oxidative stress that can spur bone loss.
Parsley is also a bone benefactor with its impressive levels of vitamin K (nearly 550% of the RDA in just 1/2 cup). Vitamin K works to support bone-building cells, helping to increase bone mineral density and reduce the risk of them fracturing.
Cucumbers, too, get into the act with their vitamin K and silica content. Silica is thought to benefit the spongy interior bone tissue responsible for providing structural strength to the bone. Studies suggest lemon juice helps prevent osteoporosis by boosting bone metabolism and enhancing calcium absorption.
The bone-building phytonutrient, phloridzin, is a flavonoid unique to apples. This compound can help prevent bone density and breakage, particularly in post-menopausal women, due to its strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
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The Juicer: Nama J2
I made the Better Bones on the Nama J2! This machine is taking the juicing world by storm!
Why has the Nama J2 turned the juicing marketplace on its head? Just one look at its huge top hopper and you’ll begin to understand. By allowing you to drop large pieces of produce into the top, it juices far faster than the competition. If it fits, you can juice it – whole apples, large chunks of cucumber, and even whole pineapples!
Also great is the yield and nutrient extraction due to it being a cold-press juicing machine. It’s been engineered to come apart and clean quickly and easily, making the entire juicing experience sublime! I recommend this juicing for any home juicer; newbie to virtuoso!
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