National Osteoporosis Month

Bone loss is part of the aging process, especially after menopause. But Vivian Goldschmidt, MA, has a wonderful website that addresses this issue and how to stabilize and even rebuild bone loss with her website, SAVE OUR BONES.  (

Here was her topic heading for Mother’s Day, which I had to postpone posting until today because of my other postings takingprecedence:

This is followed by a list of why chocolate, an antioxidant,  is good for you. (My problem with chocolate is that is also high in sugar, so I choose bitter chocolate that is more than 75% oure chocolate and enjoy is judiciously. es):
Here is her synopsis of chocolate, which echoes some of my concern  (Parentheses are mine):
“Chocolate contains numerous bone-building minerals and powerful antioxidants. Dark chocolate, consumed in moderation, improves cardiovascular health, sleep, blood pressure, anxiety, skin quality, and mood…..Choose dark chocolate (70% cacao or more) to get the health benefits of chocolate. Eat it only in moderation, balanced with alkalizing foods.”
This is followed by Vivian’s recipe for  Chocolate Fruit Tart, reproduced below. Please go to her website ( for more info and to sign up for a weekly report. I really like the information and recipes. (This one is similar to a date pie recipe that I will post inthe future.)

Chocolate Fruit Tart

10 Servings



  • 1½ cups dates, pitted
  • 1½ cups raw almonds


  • ⅓ cup almond milk (or your favorite non-dairy milk)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate or cacao powder, chopped into small chunks, or
  • 1 large banana, thinly sliced
  • 2 pears, peeled and slivered
  • ¼ cup raw almonds, slivered


  1. Lightly oil a or 9″ tart pan or a 14×5″ rectangular pan with coconut oil.
  2. Blend the dates and almonds until the mixture becomes doughy. Small almond bits are fine.
  3. Press the almond date dough evenly along the bottom and up the sides of the pan.
  4. Place the chocolate in a heat-proof container, then heat the almond milk, and pour it over the chocolate. Pour the almond milk over the chocolate, and let sit for a minute or two. Stir until it reaches a smooth texture.
  5. Spread the chocolate syrup over the crust.
  6. Place the banana and pear slices over the chocolate and sprinkle the almonds over them.
  7. Refrigerate for a minimum of one hour before serving.

Thanx to for this great information and recipe to address osteporosis.

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