Pumpkin is an excellent source of bone building nutrients

Recipe for building strong bones by Dr. Claudia Tamas

Pumpkin has numerous health benefits! Pumpkin is an excellent source of magnesium and zinc, both of which play an important role in building bone density. It is also packed with vitamins and minerals to help boost your immune system. It contains fiber, potassium, and vitamin C which helps support heart health.  It is also a good source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that gives orange vegetables their color, which can help reduce your risk of chronic disease.


    • 1 cup of oats
    • 1/2 cup coconut flakes, unsweetened
    • 1/2 cup almond butter
    • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
    • 1/4 cup dried apricots or raisins, chopped
    • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup, optional
    • 3 Tbsp. total of chia seeds, ground flax seed and/or hemp seeds
    • 2 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds, slightly chopped
    • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Use a 1 Tbsp. scoop to form mixture into balls. Roll balls into additional coconut flakes (optional) Refrigerate until set and enjoy![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_btn title=”Download Recipe” style=”3d” color=”info” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nmrnj.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F10%2FPumpkin-Protein-and-Energy-Bites.docx-1.pdf||target:%20_blank|”][vc_btn title=”Learn more about our Osteoporosis Treatments” style=”3d” color=”info” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nmrnj.com%2Four-services%2Fosteoporosis-onero-program%2F|||”]

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Dr. Vincent Sferra

Dr. Vincent Sferra

Dr. Vincent Sferra is the founder and Clinic Director of Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is Board Certified in Chiropractic Medicine and Chiropractic Neurology, a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He has been in practice and providing educational health and wellness programs in the community since 1986.

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