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Top 5 Plants to Grow to Promote Bone & Joint Health!

Bone & Joint Helath
A lot of people start to complain about their bones and joints aching when the weather changes seasons. If you are one of these people or simply want to help support your bone and joint health, check out what plants are best to grow in your garden below! We have found that simply gardening itself has helped us start to feel better by eating a healthier diet, being outside more, and being more active!
 
Bone and joint health is supported by Magnesium, Calcium, Copper, Phosphorus, and Vitamin C. Anti-inflammatory effects can also be beneficial with some bone & joint issues.
 
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Greens
Greens have high levels of calcium and vitamin c. This includes plants such as Arugula, Bok Choy, Collard Greens, Kale, Lettuce, New Zealand Spinach (Tetragonia), Spinach, and Swiss Chard.
 
Cherries
Cherries are a great addition for inflammation issues! Other brightly colored fruits are beneficial to add to your diet as well! These include apricots, currant, gooseberries, grapes, plums, pomegranates, and strawberries.
 
Cruciferous
Cruciferous veggies are high in calcium and vitamins K and C which help promote healthy bones. These include plants such as broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and radishes.
 
Squash
Squashes such as acorn squash, butternut squash, pumpkin, spaghetti squash, and summer squash (zucchini) are all beneficial for your bone & joint health. Other brightly colored vegetables such as sweet potatoes and carrots can be helpful as well. These brightly colored plants are high in antioxidants which help to reduce your inflammation.

 

Peppers
Peppers are a great source of vitamin C which helps to preserve your bone and helps protect your cartilage. All peppers (including banana, bell, hot, and sweet) are helpful for your bone and joint health no matter the color or heat level.

 

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