Low Carb Solution to the Beer is good for bones
Sunday, May 31, 2015
For years we've known that beer is good for the bones and connective tissues because of the silicon content. Silicon is good for bones, hair, skin and nails.
A study with 1,700 women shows that moderate to light beer drinkers had much better bone density than non-drinkers.
The silicon in beer comes from barley's husk. My first objection is the alcohol as I don't want to take any. The next solution is to do the barley malt, but now it's out question since I want a low carb solution.
Enter bamboo. Bamboo contains even more silicon than the well known horsetail herb. So I found this bamboo leaves bundle at an Asian grocery store. I washed and dried them here. They can be cut up or put in a food processor. Now you have bulk bamboo tea. The 12 oz package is less than $5. The taste is bland so you can mix it with any other tea. That's what I do. I always add bamboo leaves to ginger, dandelion or any other herbal teas that I take. If you can't get a hold of the leaves, consider growing your own bamboo. It's the fastest growing plant on earth.
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