Prevent Osteoporosis Using Proper Nutrition

We know that eating the proper nutrition is good for us.  We also know that including the right amount of fruits and vegetables in our diet will reduce the risks of osteoporosis.  But, do we do it?  There are many options available for boosting your nutrition. Following are some suggestions of different things you can include in your diet to boost your nutrition.

Speak with your doctor to see if any of these options are right for you in your quest to prevent osteoporosis!

Reduce the Risk of Osteoporosis Through Nutrition

Osteoporosis or porus bone affects 10 million adults per year. The good news is, through lifestyle changes no matter where you are, you can reverse this!

In 1974, women not on hormone replacement found that with exercise had a 65% reduction in hip replacement. The Framingham Osteoporosis Study showed: with increased fruits & vegetable intake a signicant improvement AND protection from osteoporosis for men and women.
Imagine the combination of exercise & nutrition on your body and your bone structure! Getting the necessary phytonutrients from fruits & veg is the challenge. The recommended daily servings is 9-13. If you are suffering from osteoporosis, it should be double that. Are you getting 26 servings of raw fruits & vegetables daily?

Annemarie McDermott, Health & Wellness Educator, Crazy for Nutrition/Juice Plus+

Fruit and Vegetable Health Powders

Our society is built around busy schedules and deadlines. With only 24hrs in a day, it sometimes seems impossible to complete every task we are presented. With on-the-go lifestyles, it is even more difficult to make sure that we are getting the proper nutrition everyday. Who has the time to keep track of what we are eating every time we stop to grab a quick meal. It is no secret that eating a well balanced meal that includes about 2-3 servings of fruits and vegetables plus healthy carbs, fats, and proteins, help keep us healthy and energized. Fortunately, many products are hitting the market that make getting your daily fruits and veggies a lot easier!

For those with busy schedules, check out a health/wellness powder that contains dehydrated fruits and vegetables. There are many brands on the market that contain dozens or super foods that are dehydrated into an easy, fast powder that can be added to smoothies or simply mixed with water. Some products even contain 100% of your fruits and vegetables in 1 serving! So the next time you are stressing about a quick healthy meal that will boost your energy, immune system, and contains most of the nutrients and vitamins you require in a day, try a health powder.

Claire Taylor, Health Advisor, Good Greens

Build Better Bones Including Supplements in Your Nutrition Plan

Bones need to be both strong and flexible to reduce the risk of fractures. They are constantly undergoing remodeling and need the necessary vitamins, minerals and hormones to rebuild. Be sure to get a good supply of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, boron, silica and manganese as well as Vitamin C, D and K2 as menaquinone -7 otherwise known as MK7. These can be found in a well-balanced multivitamin and mineral supplement.

Choline stabilized orthosilicilic acid supports collagen production, the “backbone” of bone and allows it to be more flexible and less brittle thereby decreasing the risk of fractures. Calcium in the form of citrate or hydroxyapatite is the type that is best absorbed. Vitamin D enables you to absorb more calcium and keep it in your system and MK-7 activates the protein that binds calcium to minerals. Many people may need to add these in addition to their multivitamin and mineral formula.

Having balanced hormones such as estrogen that builds bone, progesterone that maintains bone and testosterone that strengthens bone is a critical factor in bone health. As you age, consider replacement with bioidentical hormones if you are at risk. Limit protein, salt, alcohol, caffeine and carbonated beverages that tend to leach calcium out of bone. A healthy diet, supplements and weight bearing exercise will keep your bones healthy and strong.

Lorraine Maita, MD, President and Medical Director, Vibrance for Life and How to Live Younger

How do you make certain to include the right amount of nutrition in your diet to prevent osteoporosis?

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