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How Food Affects Bones

Foods have an enormous effect on bones.

There are certain foods you should be aware of that rob your body’s calcium stores.

High protein/low carb diets, leak calcium out of your body like a tap.

So with these food plans should consist of increased calcium intake.

Salt also robs your bones. Salt is not needed to be added to any of your foods because our food intake alone is spiked with 20 times the amount that occurs in natural foods, and that is 20 times the salt needed for optimal health.

By adding extra salt will cause sodium overload therefore inhibits calcium metabolism, which affects a wide range of bodily functions including blood pressure and bone formation. SO LIMIT THE SALT!

High intakes of fibre inhibit calcium absorption from the intestines, so when your diet is high in fibre remember to increase your calcium intake.

Good sources of calcium rich foods include: Salmon, sardines, cabbage, broccoli, bok choy, dark green lettuce, seaweed greens, cooked soy beans, tofu & soy milk.

Adults require at least 1200mg of calcium per day to have a good calcium balance but with a rise in arthritis & osteoporosis shows us that this requirement is not met.

At the end of the day even if we do have the sufficient amount of calcium intake it’s only the tip of the iceberg for healthy bones.

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