Read on for some great info on how to get your daily calcium hit and protect your bones.
Bone health is much more than just drinking milk. In fact countries that consume the highest amount of dairy coincidently are also amongst some of the highest incidence of osteoporosis and hip fractures. It seems that the calcium from dairy foods are harder to absorb into the bones, and possibly the countries who eat more dairy have an overall more acidic diet, which may also contribute to their rates of osteoporosis.
Forming and maintaining bone is an intricate combination of balancing hormones, managing stress, supplying optimal levels of bone nutrients, eating an alkaline diet, reducing inflammation and limiting environmental toxins.
1. Eat foods rich in bone nutrients.
Crucial bone nutrients are vitamin D, Vitamin C, boron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, folate,
silica and calcium. Foods rich in these nutrients include kale, spinach, celery, peppers, carrots, beets, wild salmon, shrimp, sardines, quinoa, chickpeas, almonds, raspberries, chia seeds, Tahini and coconut water.
2. Avoid pro-inflammatory foods.
These foods include saturated fats, sugars, highly refined carbohydrates, and large amounts of animal fats. Instead eat foods that are anti inflammatory such as parsley, celery, ginger, turmeric, cold water fish, avocado, fruits and vegetables, leafy greens.
3. Eat an alkaline diet.
Your plate should consist of ¾ soups, vegetables, salads with the remainder from proteins, seeds, nuts, legumes and grains. An alkaline diet will keep the blood pH in balance and reduce the removal of vital minerals from bone.
6. Sex hormones.
Estrogen helps maintain bone density by inhibiting an enzyme that kills the osteoblasts, the bone cells responsible for growth and development of new bone.
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