We know that milk can help keep your bones strong, but it isn’t always the healthiest option for the rest of our bodies. We can, instead, turn to medicinal plants to help us reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Many herbs, such as thyme, rosemary, sage, astragalus root, horsetail, alfalfa, stinging nettle, dandelion, sesame seed and red clover blossom contain important vitamins and minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamin K and vitamin C, that help create healthy bones.
You can get these vitamins simply by cooking with herbs, or you can use essential oils as well. Of course, herbal supplements can be taken as well, although it isn’t always necessary if you use culinary herbs in your cooking.
It is also important to consume herbs that contain vitamin D because vitamin helps your body absorb calcium and distribute it to your bones. Some medicinal plants that are rich in vitamin D are dandelion, alfalfa, horsetail, nettle and parsley. The sun is also one of the best sources of vitamin D. Just 20 minutes a day of exposure to the sun can provide your body with the vitamin D it needs.
If you have an allergy to milk or if it triggers your seasonal allergies or causes stomach irritation, herbs can be the food that helps you keep those bones healthy.
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