Most of the fruits and vegetables we consume provide the variety of nutrients and minerals essential and necessary for the health and strengthening of our musculoskeletal structure.
However, there are minerals in the body which directly affect the formation of bones such as calcium, magnesium and vitamin D. Other essential nutrients include folate, vitamin B6 and B12, vitamin C and K, manganese, boron, silicon and zinc .
To benefit our bone structure and prevent pathological conditions such as osteoporosis, it is useful to include fruits and vegetables rich in calcium and magnesium in our diet.
Pears, contained in this juice, have a high content of fibre, vitamin C, antioxidants and essential substances for the health of our bones such as vitamin K and boron.
Boron is important because it helps maintain strong bones, improves bone mineral density and improves muscle mass.
While it is important to select the right nutrients it is just as essential to avoid the “anti-nutrients”.
A high intake of refined ingredients, especially sugar, can cause calcium removal from the bones.
To help absorb calcium and magnesium, or other nutrients, it may be useful to add raw, unprocessed coconut oil to your daily diet.
How to prepare the juice
For this recipe I will use my juice extractor
2 apples cut into chunks
1 pear cut into chunks
1 small cucumber
1 broccoli or a handful of curly cabbage leaves
1/2 celery stalk
Add all the ingredients one at the time to the extractor.
Gently stir the obtained juice and consume immediately.
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