How Eating Right Strengthens your Bones


Woman's MusclesMaintaining good bone health has a direct impact on your weight. As research clearly shows, overexerting your immune system on a continual basis leads to bone loss and this subsequently leads to muscle wasting and increased fat storage.

While bone loss occurs naturally once you hit the age of 35, there are some things you can do to keep your bones (as well as the rest of your body) healthy and in good working order. To start with, your body needs certain nutrients in order to maintain your bones and you have to eat the right foods to get these nutrients. Vitamins K and D, phosphorous, magnesium and fluoride are all important to bone health and you can find these nutrients in dairy foods, green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, poultry, beef, and fish.

Drinking right is also important. Experts strongly suggest that alcohol be consumed in moderation and that soda be completely avoided due to the fact that it causes lower bone density. If you feel thirsty, grab a cup of water, milk or natural fruit juice to keep your bones in good working order.

Naturally, maintaining a healthy diet is not the only thing you should do if you want to avoid dealing with bone problems. You need to make time to exercise at least three times weekly, and be sure to spend at least a little time in the sun on a regular basis. Certain medications can have a negative impact on bone health so you may want to talk with your doctor about your prescriptions to ensure that they are not likely to cause bone problems now or in the future. However, you simply cannot have healthy bones without a healthy diet so pay attention to what you are eating and make sure that it is strengthening your body's framework rather than weakening it.

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