Osteoporosis On The Rise: 10 Top Advices Explained To Treat It Naturally

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When you think of osteoporosis you automatically think of older women. While almost half of the people who have osteoporosis are women over 60 years of age, 30% are men. Half of the men who get diagnosed with osteoporosis have fractured their hip. More than 30% of those men will end up passing away during the first year.

What has caused this increase in this devastating illness? Osteoporosis is a major disease right now, but ten years back it was hardly even mentioned. It appears that our lifestyle and eating habits have changed dramatically over the last years, compiling for the reasons for the osteoporosis epidemic. Here we enlist and explain what you can do to prevent and treat osteoporosis.

 

1. Take the right kind of calcium.

Though calcium is involved in heart function, blood clotting, and nerve transmission, in the first place it helps build and maintain healthy bones. In fact, 99% of the body’s calcium is found in bones. Insufficient level of this mineral causes many different bone-affecting diseases, including osteoporosis.

Dairy products are normally associated with high calcium levels and are usually advised in such cases. However, certain non-dairy foods could be a good source of this mineral. For instance, one cup of almonds (around 150g) contains and delivers similar quantity of calcium as one cup of yogurt. Other options include, but are not limited to, cooked turnip greens, boiled soybeans, sardines, and broccoli.

To improve and enhance calcium absorption, try controling the health of your stomach acid and vitamin D intake level. Remember, that there are things which inhibit proper calcium absorption in the body. For instance, phytates (found in certain grains, nuts, and seeds) and oxalates (found in spinach, sweet potatoes, rhubarb, and beetroot) interfere with calcium storage in cells and bind to it before this mineral is absorbed in the body. It is best to try to avoid eating phytate, oxalate, and calcium-rich foods simultaneously in one meal.

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