Building Stronger Bones
One of the main benefits of alkaline-forming diets is that it protects the calcium content in your bones.
Based on the research that was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, acidic diets, which are based on phosphoric acid, protein, and cereal, are accountable for straight loss of bone mineralization.
On the contrary, high alkaline diets that involve the consumption of fruits, vegetables, and minerals protect bones from calcium loss.
Experts say that many fruits and vegetables are naturally high in mineral citrate content. And generally raw food is richer in potassium citrate. Because of this, it is a good choice to add these minerals into your diet. This means, lots of citrus fruits, oranges, bananas, apricots, tomatoes, and melons.
This same research study developed simple alkaline mineral bicarbonate to assess the principle on whether the consumption of alkaline substances as part of the diet could cause the loss of bone calcium. Their findings were positive – the researchers found that bicarbonate plays a role in the excretion of bone calcium. This reinforces the need for increasing the alkali content of the diet for older people to protect their bones from calcium reduction.
Another recent study out of Johns Hopkins University found that potassium citrate has the great potential to boost skeletal health. As well the researchers noted that dietary acid load produced by the typical Western diet may have some great impact to the skeleton by upsetting calcium metabolism. The results show that potassium citrate has the ability to counteract excess acid in the body and enhanced calcium balance.
To make things easier, consuming more foods that are rich in alkaline minerals lessen the risk of bone problems such as bone loss, osteoporosis and bone fractures as results of calcium deficiency.
And with a rapidly aging population, we all need to be concerned about preventing osteoporosis. Osteoporosis leads to bone fractures and bone fractures lead to loss of mobility and loss of mobility leads to isolation and decreased mental, emotional and physical health.
All preventable by eating your fruits and vegetables
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