Is Your Diet Healthy to the Bone?


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It is easy to get caught up in calorie counting or following some ridiculous guideline for food intake based on the latest fad diet. Unfortunately, these obsessions often cause people to lose track of those thing that matters most, our good health and wellness. Unless you've recently broke a bone, you probably haven't spent much time pondering your bone health. But, you should.

Keeping our bones healthy is a major step to maintaining a healthy immune system. You may never have heard about the medical field called osteoimmunology, but through this area of research we now know that chronic immune system overexertion leads to bones loss and promotes muscle wasting and increase fat storage. Bingo.. all the things you're trying to avoid. Additionally, after age 35, both men and women begin to lose bone unless they take steps to prevent or slow the process.

Red and white blood cell production alone should be enough to make anyone strive to be healthy to the bone. Many maladies, such as arthritis, digestive problems, increased fatigue and chronic inflammation can be linked to diminishing bone health as we age. Growing up you may have been slightly misled into thinking that good bones are built with a high intake of calcium. While it is true our bodies need the right amount, calcium is an active participant in the buildup of coronary plaque.

Although Vitamin D and calcium are important to bone health, Vitamin K, phosphorous, magnesium and fluoride also play major roles in keeping your bones strong. Green leafy vegetables, as well as nuts, seeds and proteins are invaluable food sources choices for good bone health. According to the Mayo Clinic website, protecting your bone health is easy if you understand the roles that diet, exercise and elimination of negative lifestyles play during adulthood.

To learn more about eating healing foods and supplementing your daily intake, contact the Metabolic Research Center for free, no obligations consultation. We don't believe in fad diets and our programs are based on decades of medical research.

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