Your diet for Osteopenia is of REALLY important. Nutrition, along with weight bearing exercise and supplements are three keys to reversing bone loss.
So 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. That alkalinity is stored in the calcium of your bones and teeth. So it is that 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 the diet in the developed world over the past 75 years. We now eat a lot of meat, fish, grains, nuts, legumes 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 our 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 as we do.
So pay attention to your 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 underming your bone building treatment plan?The Acid-Alkaline Food Guide - Second Edition: A Quick Reference to Foods & Their Efffect on pH Levels
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