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I had four items on my agenda today: to finish graduation picture orders, to get started on some repairs at the house, to get to the grocery store, and to start reading about osteoporosis. The first two have nothing to do with the BTD, but I'll touch briefly on the last two.
The store was full of summer fruit and vegetables. I bought ingredients for two recipes that I will try later this week. Mangos, nectarines, and cherries have all dropped in price. My daughter was excited about the nectarines, and my son was excited about the mangos. I bought collard greens and cooked them this afternoon. They were good for dinner with olive oil and Mexican seasoned salt.
I went into Heidi's archives and typed osteoporosis. I was encouraged by one anecdote she told of a woman who reversed bone loss and started building bone again.
What I would really like to find is a scientific study that follows a group of women for 20 or more years looking at what contributes to bone growth and bone loss.
One practical hint I read was to increase canned fish that contains bones. I love tuna. It is so easy to toss a can of tuna with leftover vegetables for a quick, tasty lunch. I prefer the milder flavor of tuna.
But I'm saying farewell to tuna and hello to canned salmon and canned mackerel, both of which are higher in calcium because of the bones. Today's lunch was a salad made with green peas, grilled onions, and mackerel.
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