Skeletal and Muscular Health

Looking after your bones is most important in your youth, when you build up maximum density, and in old age, when this density is declining. Weight bearing exercise is extremely helpful in maintaining healthy bones.

 

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Magnesium -rich foods are needed to help calcium utilization in bones- these include all types of green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds. they are also good for alleviating muscular cramps, including menstrual cramps. Magnesium-rich juices or blends, taken on daily basis, will help to improve bone health considerably.

 

 

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Cucumber juice helps combat rheumatiod arthritis and many other juices are also useful in this respect, including cherry, grape, pineapple and dandelion. Rheumatic pain may be eased by adding some elderberry juice.

 

 

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Milk, yogurt or calcium-enriched alternative milks added to blend or  smoothies is and easy and delicious way to make sure you get enough calcium in your diet. Vitamin D, which is made in the skin, is vital for calcium use by bones and the best source is half an hour of sunlight exposure each day during spring and summer- although this is not always possible in some climates. If you are convalescing or susceptible to osteoporosis, add the contents of a vitamin D supplement to a juice every day.

 

 

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