Calcium Power: Unleashing Plant-Based Goodness for Strong Bones in Winter!
Winter isn’t over yet, and it's time to give your bones the love they deserve. While many of us have been raised to believe that dairy is the ultimate source of calcium, some say that consuming dairy results in an increased mucous production that only adds to our winter woes and snotty nose. Never fear, did you know that plant-based alternatives can be just as, if not more, beneficial as a potent source of calcium? Say goodbye to those pesky mucous-filled winters, as we dive into the world of plant-based calcium sources that will keep your bones strong and healthy, all while tickling your taste buds. Let's embark on a fun and nutritious journey into the realm of plant-powered calcium!
Go Green with Leafy Goodness:
When it comes to plant-based calcium, leafy greens are a shining star. Spinach, kale, collard greens, and Swiss chard are all rich in this bone-loving mineral. Plus, they're incredibly versatile and can be incorporated into various meals. Whether you sauté them as a side dish, blend them into a delicious smoothie, or toss them in a refreshing salad, these leafy wonders will make your taste buds dance with joy while providing a calcium boost.
The Mighty Seeds:
Seeds are tiny powerhouses that pack a punch when it comes to calcium content. Chia seeds, sesame seeds, and poppy seeds are just a few examples of the wonders you can sprinkle onto your favourite dishes. From breakfast to dinner, these nutrient-rich seeds can enhance your meals while boosting your calcium intake. Sprinkle chia seeds on your morning cereal or oatmeal, add sesame seeds to stir-fries and salads, or incorporate poppy seeds into your baking endeavours. The possibilities are endless!
Nuts are not only a satisfying snack but also a fantastic source of plant-based calcium. Almonds, Brazil nuts, and pistachios are among the calcium-rich nutty delights that can keep your bones strong. Grab a handful of almonds as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, toss Brazil nuts into your morning smoothie, or enjoy pistachios as a crunchy topping for salads. These nutrient-packed treats will not only satisfy your taste buds but also provide you with a calcium boost.
Don't Forget the Legumes:
Legumes, including chickpeas, black beans, and lentils, are not only excellent sources of protein but also hidden gems of calcium. Incorporate them into your meals to ensure a healthy dose of this bone-loving mineral. Whip up a flavourful chickpea curry, enjoy a hearty lentil soup, or create a zesty black bean salad. These legume-based dishes will keep you warm and nourished during the winter months, all while supporting your calcium needs.
Harness the Power of Fortified Plant Milks:
If you're craving a creamy calcium fix without turning to dairy, fortified plant-based milks are here to save the day! Almond milk, soy milk, and oat milk can be found in fortified varieties that provide a calcium content similar to that of dairy milk. Whether you're enjoying a bowl of cereal, sipping a latte, or preparing a scrumptious smoothie, fortified plant milks offer a delicious and dairy-free way to meet your calcium requirements.
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Weight bearing exercise
Exercise that cause our muscles to pull on our bones against a resistance fall into the category of weight bearing exercises and are crucial for maintaining strong and healthy bones. One effective way to incorporate them into your fitness routine is by using resistance bands. These versatile bands offer a range of benefits for bone health. First and foremost, weight-bearing exercises help stimulate bone growth and increase bone density, which is essential for preventing osteoporosis and reducing the risk of fractures. Resistance bands provide a safe and controlled way to apply resistance to your muscles and bones, promoting bone adaptation and strengthening. Furthermore, resistance bands offer a convenient and portable solution for weight-bearing exercises, allowing you to target specific muscle groups and joints, which make them an exceptional choice for rehabilitating an old injury or for post surgical recovery. By engaging in regular resistance band workouts, you can improve your balance, stability, and overall bone health, leading to a stronger, more resilient skeletal system. So stop resisting, grab those resistance bands, and let your bones reap the rewards of weight-bearing exercise!
Bone Aid Relief Cream and Spray
We have developed a topical cream called Bone Aid Relief Cream that can be used directly over areas of bone that require healing. Whether it is a bone fracture, osteoporosis or even a heal spur this cream is for you. Simply rub it over the affected area 3 times daily to provide the body with the building blocks it requires to enhance bone formation and let your body do the rest. There is also a homeopathic spray that can be used three times daily also, which works from the inside out. Taken orally (in your mouth) three times per day to encourage bone repair and rebuilding. It really is that simple.
One last calcium boosting tip to really give your bones a kick start. Soaking for 20 minutes in a SOulSoak bath will allow your body to effortlessly absorb over 80 essential elements and minerals, including your bones best friend calcium. There is also magnesium, phosphorus, boron, bromide, zinc etc. that all contribute to healthy bone maintenance. So a simple 20 minute soak in the bath or foot spa will allow your body access to so many of the elements and minerals it needs to maintain strong healthy bones. Quite easy really!
We all know the benefits of calcium for our bone health, and who said getting your calcium fix had to be a dull affair? With these plant-based alternatives, you can nourish your bones while exploring a world of exciting flavours. Leafy greens, seeds, nuts, legumes, and fortified plant milks are all fantastic sources of calcium that will keep you feeling vibrant and strong throughout the winter season. So, bid farewell to the notion that dairy is the sole provider of this essential mineral, and embrace the power of plant-based goodness. Along with the simple tips to quickly boost your calcium reserves by a 20 minute soak in SOulSoak and some resistance bands training, your bones will thank you, and you'll be one step closer to a stronger, more resilient frame!