Today’s post is about a simple raw dish that takes just minutes to prepare, and is 100% alkalizing.
I called it the Bone-Building Acid Neutralizer because it’s designed to eliminate bone-damaging acid build-up in your body and to balance the pH of any acidifying food you’re eating during a meal.
Plus it contains no fewer than 10 Foundation Supplements, and it also happens to be absolutely delicious! In an alkaline environment, those vital nutrients can get right to work building and strengthening your bones.
I can’t wait to show you how amazingly easy it is to boost your bone health with delicious food, so let’s get started!
But Wait…That Sounds Too Easy
If you think a simple dish – in this case a salad – can’t possibly be this effective at building bone, you’re not alone. Many people tend to accept complex explanations and treatments over simple ones. Think about it – doctors can seem so far “above” us when they speak their complicated medical lingo, and ironically, most patients are inclined to trust what they simply don’t understand.
The Medical Establishment exacerbates this tendency by pooh-poohing any nutrition-based approach to fight osteoporosis, making you feel that it’s impossible for something as simple as the food you eat to build bone density and improve your bone health.
But building bones is that simple, and today’s nutrient-packed recipe is a perfect example of just how easy – and scrumptious – bone building can be.
10 Foundation Supplements In This Dish
The Bone-Building Acid Neutralizer contains ordinary ingredients that you might already have on hand, especially if you’re on the Osteoporosis Reversal Program since your grocery list typically includes many Foundation Foods.
Let’s take a closer look at the nutrients and foods in this delicious salad.
- Calcium most certainly needs very little explanation to Savers; it’s the primary mineral found in the bone matrix. Typically associated with dairy products, calcium is actually abundant in many plant foods. In this salad, you’ll find this invaluable mineral in kale, cabbage, almonds, and sesame seeds.
- Magnesium is a lesser-known mineral than calcium, but it’s every bit as important. It works in synergy with calcium to balance hormones produced by the thyroid and parathyroid. These hormones provide calcium “give and take” – one stimulates the absorption of calcium in the bones, and the other signals the removal of calcium from bone so it can be deposited in other tissues. If that sounds like bone remodeling, you’re right! And magnesium helps make it all happen.
- Magnesium is found in the almonds, spinach, and pumpkin seeds in this salad.
- Zinc is present in the bone matrix, and it regulates an enzyme called bone alkaline phosphatase. This enzyme is involved in the mineralization of bone. Zinc also plays a role in managing bone turnover. People with osteoporosis typically have low levels of zinc, but you can raise your zinc intake with the almonds and pumpkin seeds in this salad.
- Boron helps maintain healthy cell membranes in your body, which is vitally important. You see, without healthy cell membranes, minerals like calcium and magnesium can’t pass across the membrane and into the cell where they work to build bone. This salad offers boron in avocado, almonds, celery, and carrots.
- Copper is a trace mineral that is actively involved in various enzyme processes. It’s actually a component in a vital antioxidant called superoxide dismutase. You’ll find copper in almonds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, and tomatoes in this acid-busting salad.
- Manganese is a trace mineral as well, and like copper, it’s involved in many enzymatic processes. It influences the thyroid gland and subsequently has an effect on thyroxine levels. This is vital for bone health, because these hormones are involved in a delicate balancing act that involves stimulating or repressing bone resorption.
Manganese is found in the pumpkin seeds in this recipe.
- Silicon plays a role in the formation of collagen, a fibrous, connective tissue that is a component of bone. In addition, silicon helps your body synthesize calcium, getting this important mineral where it needs to go (into your bones). This salad contains silicon-rich cucumbers, tomatoes, and Romaine lettuce.
- Vitamin K works with Vitamin D to regulate osteoclast production, those cells that remove worn-out bone so it can be replaced with new bone. In fact, a form of Vitamin K called Vitamin K2 actually inhibits osteoclast formation, preventing excessive bone loss. Look for Vitamin K in the Romaine lettuce and kale in this recipe.
- B-Complex Vitamins are hard to find in alkalizing foods, but their importance cannot be overlooked with regard to bone health. While Vitamin B12 is most strongly implicated in bone health, it’s a good idea to ingest as many of these vitamins together as possible, because they work in synergy with each other. This salad contains avocado, a fruit that contains B6, B5, and folate.
- Vitamin C is required for the proper formation of collagen, which is why one of the symptoms of scurvy (Vitamin C deficiency) is bone pain. Research has shown that Vitamin C actually suppresses osteoclasts (bone-destroying cells) while stimulating the production of osteoblasts (bone-building cells). Both types of cells are necessary for proper remodeling, but Vitamin C helps maintain the crucial balance between them.
This salad contains cabbage and tomatoes, which are rich sources of Vitamin C.
Now for the recipe!
The Bone-Building Acid Neutralizer
1 or more Servings (the salad size is up to you, so select the amount of ingredients based on how much you wish to eat)
- Romaine lettuce
- Almonds, slivered or chopped
- Sesame seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Your favorite pH-balanced dressing, to taste
Chop or shred the cabbage, lettuce, and kale. Chop the celery, tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots and add to the greens. Toss with your favorite dressing, and top with the almonds, sesame seeds, and pumpkin seeds.
I told you it was simple! If you liked this recipe, then you’ll be interested in Bone Appétit, the companion cookbook to the Osteoporosis Reversal Program. Bone Appétit contains many recipes that are pH-balanced or even 100% alkalizing, utilizing many Foundation Foods rich in bone-building nutrients. And you’ll also find a variety of pH-balanced salad dressing ideas, plus delicious pH-balanced desserts, main dishes, soups, and more.
It’s all based on the premise that what you eat affects your bones. When you eat alkalizing and pH-balanced foods rich in Foundation Supplements, you can manage your osteoporosis without drugs. It’s that simple!
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Till next time,