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Osteoporosis – 6 foods that weaken bones


We all know that osteoporosis is a disease where there is loss of bone density. We have not figures out a way to increase bone density medically. I am sure the scientist of the world are working on it. So when I stumbled upon an article that talks about 6 foods that weaken bones, I was curious.

Some of the foods they talked about made sense… Soda because of the sugar and fizzy content. Coffee because of the caffeine. Salt was number one for weakening bones… more like processed foods and fast food. Table salt doesn’t have the impact as people believe but high sodium foods… Look Out!

Alcohol was also mention because it blocks the absorption of calcium and the last noted food to stay away from is hydrogenated oils.

The only one I totally disagree with is Vitamin A. I was reading this segment and was thinking…. well there are two sides to every coin. What people are forgetting is that you need minerals also when you talk vitamins. If you take a high concentration of any vitamin it is not good for you but if you are not taking any minerals which can make vitamin’s successful and kick out excess of vitamins.  I think people take way too much interest in just one vitamin and don’t realize that they need a balanced blend of vitamins, minerals, and herbs in order to achieve optimal health.  Also we really don’t know how long a vitamin sits on a shelf at the store and the vitamin companies can’t guarantee that what is on the labels is the potency that you will ingest. Most of the time they make a higher IU or % because your body is only going to be able to absorb a small percentage of that pill. With such a high concentration and your body not knowing how to use it… Most of the time it gets flushed out in the urine.

Did some research and found that Zinc helps kick vitamin A out of the liver. So you need a correct balance of both. If you want to learn more about the importance of vitamin A,  and Zinc this is a must read article.

Overall I liked this article and it made some great corrective advice.  You can find this article at: http://health.msn.com/health-topics/slideshow.aspx?cp-documentid=100259672&imageindex=1

As for nutrition and osteoporosis I think they go hand in hand. A balanced diet can help with a lot of health issues. I have seen it first hand for myself when I talk to guest that dine in my restaurant and through personal experience.

If you are looking for total optimal nutrition just for women, you have to take a look at SoySentials. Check out the benefits link. I found it really interesting. They say the unique blend of soy protein, potent antioxidants, probiotics, and herbs included in great tasting SoySentials provides you with the key nutrients you need every day to promote wellness, ease the symptoms of menopause, and PMS, and keeps your body performing at its peak. AND it carries a money back guarantee… that is awesome!

If you liked this post please comment below. Would love to hear from you!

Cheers to Your Optimal Health!

Katrina van Oudheusden

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June 15, 2010 - Posted by | Health, Nutrition, Wellness | , , , , , , ,

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