Your diet for Osteopenia is REALLY important. Nutrition, along with weight bearing exercise and supplements are the three keys to reversing bone loss. Diet is a really important factor.
How can your daily food and drink affect Osteopenia or Osteoporosis? Our bodies need balance (homeostasis). If you eat a meals with lots of acidic foods, your body will need to use your stores of alkalinity to keep your body chemistry in balance. Alkalinity is stored in the calcium of your bones and teeth. So as your body tries to return to balance, it removes alkaline ( from bone or teeth) to balance out the extra acid you have. That is why an acidic diet leads to bone loss.
Recently a number of authors have claimed that the rise in Osteopenia and Osteoporosis is a direct result of the changes in t diet in the developed world over the past 75 years. We now eat a lot of meat, fish, grains, nuts and soft drinks. There was a time when people ate a more alkaline diet (vegetables, especially green leafy ones,fruits and dairy products).
Some researchers say that our acidic diet means our bodies need to leach calcium from its storehouse in our bones and teeth so as to buffer the acidic state caused by o diet. These researchers often point to countries where people still eat a more alkaline diet. Those countries do not have the number of cases of Osteopenia and Osteoporosis that we do.
So if you want to reverse bone loss, pay attention to the Diet for Osteopenia . Why spend time and money on drugs, supplements and gyms if your time at the dinner table or at the fast food shop is undermining your bone building treatment plan?
Here is a book on this topic that you may find helpful:
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