Your Diet Should Be Good to the Bones


Calcium Foods

 

Have you ever run across a diet that claims all your problems will go away if you just restrict your diet to a few very specific foods for a time? The problem with these very limited diets is you often miss out on an essential balance of nutrients, proteins and vitamins that your body needs to run properly. Cutting out whole food groups may be a good idea depending on your body type, but not without proper research and consulting a professional.

While there may be certain things about a food group that your body doesn’t react well to, there may be something else about that food that you need to find a substitute for. For instance, many people cut out meat all together, but fail to educate themselves on an alternative source of protein to include in their diet. The same is true for those who want to have strong bones. Healthy bones are crucial for anyone, but especially those with active lifestyles. If your diet isn’t including enough calcium or Vitamin D, you could be starving your bones without even knowing it.

A life-limiting break could be right around the corner if you are not fortifying your bones with these necessary nutrients, as well as vitamin K, phosphorus and magnesium. If you’ve cut out dairy from your diet, it may be necessary to keep a closer eye on the ingredients list of the foods you eat. Make sure you’re still getting at least 1,000 milligrams of calcium a day. Web MD offers an easy way to determine whether a food item has a good amount of calcium: simply add a zero to the percentage of calcium listed. For instance, if it shows 50% calcium per serving, you can translate that into 500 milligrams of calcium.

While trying new eating plans and losing weight can be great, they should never occur at the expense of vital nutrients needed to nourish every part of your body. Contact a Metabolic Research Center near you for more advice on how to prevent any deficiencies that may weaken your system without you even knowing it.

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