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Today, I want to discuss Tip #2 of my 12 Days of Bone Health Holiday Tips.

If you missed Tip #1 of my 12 Days of Bone Health Holiday Tips, go here:…lth-holiday-tips/


How can something as simple as drinking water make a difference in your bone health? Read on to find out…

Bone is made up of 25% water, with collagen and calcium and other minerals making up the rest., Plenty of water is needed for nutrients to be able to diffuse the bones and absorb into the cell structure of the bones and is the key to developing that hard external layer.

Experts agree that drinking enough water keeps the bones healthy and can improve overall density, as well as keeping the joints lubricated. And we know that healthy strong bones and lubricated joints can help prevent fractures and injuries.  Go here to read more:…/benefits-of…/

How Much Water?
How much is enough? Starting with eight 8-oz glasses of pure, filtered water works, but studies show that drinking 1/2 of our body weight in oz. is best for each person’s individual needs.

Foods to Consume That Are High in Water
Did you know that there are many foods you can add to your diet that have a lot of water content?  Adding these foods to your daily menu can help you get more water into your diet, and therefore keep your bones (and body) strong.

Many of these foods are popular, can be found year-round, and can easily grace your holiday table this year.

Ways to Add Water-Rich Foods to Your Diet:

  1. Soups – Fall and Winter scream of soups and stews.  The yummy broth and liquid that soups contain not only fill you up but add valuable nutrients as well as water to your diet.
  2. Smoothies and Shakes – This is a delicious way to add extra water to you day, AND extra nutrition!  Smoothies make a quick and easy breakfast or snack!  I have one nearly every day, sometimes more than one.  Check out some of my shake recipes below.
  3. Add water-rich foods to your daily foods.  Examples are juicy fruits and veggies like cucumbers, tomatoes, celery, and broccoli.  All juicy fruits can add water content, such as watermelon, grapefruit, all citrus, pears, apples.  And most leafy greens are high in water, such as lettuces, spinach, watercress, kale, Swiss chard and collards.

Check out some of these Smoothie recipes and see what you can add to your day!

Check out some of my Soup Recipes.

Go here to read more:…/benefits-of…/

Want to know more?  Think you might have a mineral imbalance?  Let’s chat!


Grapefruit Avocado Salad

I know!  Grapefruit and avocados together in one recipe may sound odd.  But, believe me, they are absolutely delicious together!  This a great way to add “water” to your meal.  And this dish would make a beautiful addition to your holiday dinner as well!  And it is great for your bones!