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29 Jan 2016

Foods That Guard You From Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis (a medical condition in which the bones become brittle) can be caused by a variety of factors and becomes more likely the older one gets. Osteoporosis does not have to be inevitable, and eating the right foods can aid in preventing the occurrence of this disease.

Foods To Prevent Osteoporosis

Broccoli
Broccoli is extremely high in calcium, minerals, iron, magnesium, and potassium which all contribute to the health of the bones. Broccoli is best consumed in its raw state so as to get the best of its nutritional qualities. If you prefer to cook it, steam it for a few minutes with some salt.

Sesame with Yogurt
Sesame contains copper, calcium, manganese, magnesium and selenium. Leave a teaspoon of sesame seeds in some yogurt overnight and eat first thing in the morning. Sesame is ideal for people who lack calcium in their bodies.

Bananas
Banana is a powerful fruit that can supplement parts of your meals or even be a meal in itself. It’s packed with minerals, folic acid, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium. Dried bananas are just as good and aids in digestion. Bananas should be eaten ripe in order to ensure that its compounds can properly aid in bone development.

Cabbage
Cabbage is rich in calcium, vitamin K, B6 and folate which all contribute to bone health. In addition it also contains Vitamin C, which is important for helping the body absorb calcium.

Spinach
Spinach is another food that you want to include in your list. Which substantial amounts of calcium, magnesium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K and folate, it is ideal for those who are concerned about the health of their bones.

Lemons
Despite the acidic nature of lemons, this fruit has an alkalizing effect. Also they contain trace minerals (crucial for bone health) and contain Vitamin C.

Oats
Oats would be a good choice of breakfast if you want to head off osteoporosis. They are high in mineral content. Keep in mind that you should go for steel cut rather than rolled oats. The latter contain unnecessary additives and increases risk of rancidity.

Parsley
When considering leafy green vegetables, parsley should not be forgotten. It contains Vitamin K1, which controls the activity of osteoclasts, the cells that are responsible for breaking down bones to ensure that minerals are released into the bloodstream.

Probiotics
Probiotics are useful in the conversion of Vitamin K1 to K2 that aids in building up calcium in the bone.

Milk
Milk is also crucial to the aid of bone development. You can consume dairy milk or milk derived from other sources that are rich in calcium.

Proper diet and nutrition plays a large part in your overall health, but it can have an especially large impact when it comes to Osteoporosis. For more information on what should and shouldn’t be included in your diet when dealing with specific illnesses, contact our team today!

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