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Food For Your Bones: 2 recipes

Updated on June 9, 2013

2 recipes

How often do you think about your bones, your skeleton. Most of us probably spend a little time pondering the value and purpose of this vital organ, except when wondering if we are getting enough calcium or looking at old horror movies. Wait a minute did i use the term organ when referring to our skeletons, yes I did and here is why.

Researchers, working out of the Columbia University Medical centre, have made a discovery that sheds a new light on those old bones. The research team demonstrated that the skeleton is in fact an endocrine organand this organ helps control our metabolism and our weight. This means that our skeleton is a determinant of the development of type 2 diabetes.

Nutrients like calcium, protein, vitamin D, vitamin K, boron, silica, strontium, magnesium and manganese are important factors for building healthy bones. The recipes that follow will provide your bones with the food they need.

Food For Your Bones:

Bone Soup:

No actual bones are usedbut the results will help you build strong bones.


1 small turnip, diced

½ cabbage finely sliced

1 medium onion diced

1 Sprig parsley

2 gloves garlic

3 cups water

Sea salt to taste

½ teaspoon black pepper.*


Put water in sauce pot

Add all ingredients except black pepper

Bring to boil, cook for ten (10) minutes

Take off heat

Allow to cool

Put in blender and blend.

Put mixture back into sauce pot, reheat

Remove from stove

Add black pepper.


If you like it hot you can add a dash of hot pepper after serving.

For a variation add diced celery, one stalk and ½ large green pepper.

You can serve a simple cucumber and tomato salad before the soup.


2 medium tomatoes- diced

1 small cucumber- diced

1 lime, squeezed for dressing

Alternatively you can use lemon or a lime and lemon combo. If using the combo add ½ and ½ lime-lemon.


add diced tomatoes and cucumber tobowl pour over lime juice, mix and serve. Black pepper adds zest.

You do not have to spend hours in your kitchen to enjoy healthy and delicious meals.

* Black pepper also helps prevent the formation of intestinal gas, promotes urination, and promotes sweating. It is full of manganese, and it also has a good amount of iron and dietary fiber, as well. Black pepper is also an antioxidant.

What you eat does make a difference to your overall thought, so before sitting down to your next meal, give the bones some consideration.

a healthy trio
a healthy trio


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    Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick

    Mike, check this recipe for vegetable soup stock,

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    Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick

    The blender is necessary to reduce the vegetables to a liquid.

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    Mike Parker 8 years ago

    I love the soup recipe and want to try it. But I don't have a blender and don't want to buy one... what else can I use?