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Cut Back on These 4 Bone-Damaging Foods

 

As we age, it’s essential to take proper care of your bones. From dietary supplements to exercises that promote osteogenesis, there are many things you can add to your daily routine to maintain the integrity of your bones.

We’ve already talked quite a bit about revitalizing foods you can add to your diet, so today let’s ask the question:

Are there foods that I can cut back on to support bone health?

 

Take a look at these five foods that have demonstrated to be unhelpful to bone health when consumed frequently.

Micronutrients and Macronutrients: What’s the Difference?

Nutrition can get complex. Even a simple topic, like the difference between micronutrients and macronutrients, can be confusing. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be! Just remember: micro means small, and macro means big. Thus, macronutrients are the big energy-rich nutrients, whereas micronutrients are the small functional nutrients. Let’s take a look at each of these […]

What is the Keto Diet?

The Keto Diet is one of several extreme low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets popular today. Although most people know the Keto Diet as a means to drop weight, it started in the early 1900s as a therapeutic approach to managing seizures. The goal is to use certain food choices to stimulate the body to burn more fat. 

6 Foods contain the highest sources of Omega 3s

Did you know that omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients for a healthy, balanced diet? Learn which foods contain the highest sources of Omega 3s. Omega-3 fatty acids are big-time nutrients when it comes to several systems of the body working efficiently. To name a few: our musculoskeletal system (our joints, bones, muscles, and connective […]

7 Nutrients to Support Your Bone Mineral Density

Low bone mineral density (BMD) affects millions of aging Americans today. The scary part? It’s often unrealized until a bone is broken or other health issues present themselves. In fact, researchers expect related fractures to double within the next 50 years.

What’s the best way to avoid the risks of low bone mineral density? Prevention. Preserving and maximizing bone mass is essential, as well as ensuring your body is getting the nutrients it needs to support optimal bone health.

7 Foods Naturally Loaded with Zinc

Zinc is a trace mineral critical for good health. In fact, it’s required for many different physiological processes within your body. It helps keep your immune system healthy, metabolizes nutrients, and is essential for the growth and repair of tissues.   

Since your body can’t store zinc, it’s important to make sure you’re eating enough to get the amount your body needs daily. 

5 Bone-Fortifying Vitamins You Might Be Skimping On

Poor bone health is considered to be one of the biggest “silent” epidemics to the American population and across the globe. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, it is estimated that low bone mass (a.k.a. bone mineral density) is a threat to almost 44 million people in the U.S. who are over the age of 50.

While most people know that minerals like calcium and magnesium play a huge role in bone health, vitamins are key players, too.  Our bodies’ bone-building and regenerating processes include a cascade of steps in which vitamins play a part in; if you’re missing a vitamin at a certain step, the process may not reach it’s full potential!

Ensuring your body is receiving (or making) adequate levels of various vitamins is vital for long-term health.  Take a look at the five vitamins below to further fortify your bones. 

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