If you want to boost your calcium intake, the doctors will first recommend you to take supplements and afterwards consume foods that are rich in calcium. On the other hand, the nutritionists say that the daily calcium intake must be taken as much as possible from food: seeds, nuts, leafy green vegetables, milk, cheese, broccoli, cabbage, fish, tofu etc. One reason for this is that the strength of our bones also depends on minerals, not only on calcium. Other nutrients that are extremely important are magnesium, vitamin D, zinc, boron and vitamin A.
Recipe for Bones Strengthening
This recipe will surely be appreciated by the housewives who are on a budget and are looking to prepare simple natural home remedies that are efficient in preventing or improving osteoporosis.
The recipe that we’re going to present is a fresh soup that contains ingredients rich in calcium, phosphorus and other nutrients that will help in preventing this awful disease.
– Fish bones
– 2 handfuls of vegetables: cabbage, broccoli, dandelion leaves, nettles, parsley, motherwort and purslane
– Salt and pepper
– A few liters of water
Pour the water and the fish bones in a big pot. If the bones are too small and thin, you can put them in a small gauze bag so as to easily recover them afterwards. Let the water boil, then cover the pot and let the bones boil on low heat for about 30 minutes.
Add the plants. You can chop them in smaller or bigger pieces, as you wish. Spice the soup with salt, pepper, green onions, garlic, lemon or other favorite aromas. Serve this dish as a regular soup or use it to mix with other dishes.
When prepared properly, this soup will offer you huge quantities of calcium, magnesium, boron, beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, fluoride and silicon. All these nutrients will help you strengthen the bones and teeth.
One more thing that you need to take into consideration is that the diets rich in proteins can take away the calcium from the bones. For this reason, as a novelty, the nutritionists recommend those persons who are at risk of osteoporosis to reduce their daily protein intake. For example, a person of average weight must not eat more than one chicken breast per day. So, even if we consume numerous minerals, if we don’t reduce the consumption of meat and proteins, we can lose the calcium within the organism.