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Old 01-25-2010, 06:12 AM   #3
Trixie1966 Trixie1966 is offline
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Re: Anyone use green smoothies or supplements to expedite bone healing

Sorry to hear about your accident - I feel I got off easy with a fractured foot as so many on this board have survived way worse injuries. Green smoothies are a combination of 60% greens like romaine, spinach or dandelion and 40% fruit like bananas, peaches and apples blended in a high powered blender. I started drinking these smoothies weeks before my injury and now drink a few a week - the recommended is 24 ounces but I slacked off after surgery due to nausea. I hope to get back to 2 large smoothies daily as many swear that a combo of greens and apple really speed up recovery after surgery. The logic behind this is that the greens release more minerals after being broken down in a high speed blender. I will post after my 4 week post op xrays - here is hoping this does some good. I figure it doesn't hurt to cover all bases during recovery.