Since bones are the hardest substances in the body, it’s not uncommon for us to forget they are vibrantly alive and growing. The two primary properties within this tissue are collagen, which is a protein, and calcium which is a mineral.
As our framework, bones provide support and enhance our posture. Bones allow us the ability to maintain balance, give us strength, support muscles and perhaps most importantly – they act as a barricade, protecting internal organs.
To keep bones strong, they need nourishment. A healthy diet should include calcium, potassium and magnesium. Another way to fortify bones is by consuming protein, vitamins D and K, and beta-carotene. In addition to eating a healthy, balanced diet, it’s also essential to include adequate exercise in your daily lifestyle.
In today’s video we will show you how to make a nutrient-rich breakfast drink. Drinking this energizing juice daily will provide you with all the essential nutrients necessary for strong bones.
Homemade juice ingredients:
1½ cups of raw spinach
½ cup of vitamin D-fortified orange juice
1 cucumber (chopped)
2 green apples (sliced into small pieces)
1 piece of ginger root (peeled)
Small lemon (optional)
1 teaspoon roasted sesame seeds (optional)
1. Cut the green apples into small pieces. Place in juicer.
2. Remove the stalks from the spinach leaves and mix with apples.
3. Add chopped cucumber.
4. Peel and chop a section of ginger root and place in the mix.
5. Pour the juice into a container, add orange juice.
6. Mix well. If desired, add a few drops of water for consistency.
7. Pour the juice into a glass, add a few cubes of ice and enjoy!
Always take the precautionary step of washing fruits and vegetables under running water. This will remove pesticides and other impurities.
Organic produce, fruits and vegetables for this homemade juice may cost a little more, but the rewards are too valuable to ignore.
Squeeze a lemon and add a few drops to boost nutrient retention of the juice.
For a nutty taste, try sprinkling one teaspoon of roasted sesame seeds on top.
To enjoy the best taste and get optimal health benefits, it’s best to drink immediately – and not store overnight.
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