Healthy Bones….Without Dairy

Healthy bones….without dairy.  

Dairy industry does a fabulous job of advertising to get you to think that you need dairy everyday to get the calcium you need for  strong bones.  In fact, T. Colin Campbell, PhD, author of the “China Study”, has shown that the countries that consume the most amount of dairy products (North America and Scandinavian countries), have the highest rates of osteoporosis and fractures.

Adding green smoothies into your daily diet of greens will give you the calcium you need without resorting to dairy products.  (Besides, dairy products are very inflammatory…will cover that topic in the future.)

Have you got your kale mustache on everyday?

See how easy it is to make smoothies in this VIDEO.

 

Not only is kale rich in calcium (collard greens, mustard greens, bok choy, bok choy are rich in calcium, too)…

  • Kale and other greens are loaded with fancy sounding compounds that destroy cancer cells in laboratory tests – (dairy products can’t claim this.)
  • Green smoothies fill up your belly and helps kill hunger pains.
  • Greens help you to poop everyday – no need for Metamucil – yippeee! (Gets rid of those pesky toxins lurking in your digestive tract that can promote all sorts of diseases.)

Kale Green Smoothie recipe here.

If you are a beginner, try the beginner version 1st…

has more fruit so that it is easier for you to get use to the taste and texture.  As this becomes a regular part of your diet, you can gradually switch over to the advanced version – made with water, not fruit juice…..we don’t want an excess of fruit sugars in our diets…..too much fruit sugars is just too much for your system.

Time saving tip: make the kale smoothie the night before.

If you are rushed in the morning, this is the perfect solution.  And, the kale smoothie freezes well – just pour some into a travel mug, put it in the freezer.  It takes a few hours to defrost – so plan accordingly.  (Take a frozen thermos full of the smoothie to the office and it will be defrosted by lunchtime.)

Tips for asking for Green Smoothies at eateries that make smoothies.

Many coffee shops/eateries make fruit smoothies – they don’t have green smoothies on the menu.  Drinking an all fruit smoothies is TOO much sugar – even if it is sugar from nature.  Ask the shop if they have spinach, salad greens, cucumbers, kale – most do – and just ask them to make you a “custom” smoothie without so much sugar.

Drink these smoothies regularly and you will be sporting your own kale mustache for strong bones.

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