Can you guess what the four bad for the bones foods are ? In this podcast episode. Dr Karen Wolfe shares valuable insights in ways to support healthy bones. Certain dietary habits can exacerbate the loss of bone mass, leading to weaker, more brittle bones putting individuals over 60 to an even higher risk rate of falls and fractures.
This is NOT medical advice. It is lifestyle wellness. For specific information about osteoporosis, or connect with others near you who are suffering from the disease CLICK HERE for the National Osteoporosis Foundation.
Four Bad for the Bones Foods
Soft drinks (yes, even diet soda) are packed with phosphoric acid, which causes an increase in the blood’s acidity levels.
As a result, the body pulls calcium out of our bones in order to bring the acidity levels back to normal.
As you can imagine, both table salt and pink Himalayan salt consist mostly of sodium chloride, but pink Himalayan salt has up to 84 other minerals and trace elements – including potent doses of common minerals like potassium and calcium which help maintain the vital mineral balance needed for healthy bones.
When ingested excessively, caffeine can begin leaching calcium from bones, sapping their strength.
As a guide to caffeine content, 16-ounce cup of coffee can provide 320 milligrams which exceeds the daily recommended amount when it comes to supporting strong, healthy bones.
Hydrogenated oils are synthetic fats produced by putting vegetable oils with hydrogen gas under super-high pressure.
The synthetic processing used to create hydrogenated oil destroys any naturally-occurring vitamin K in the vegetable oils. And since vitamin K is essential for strong bones, it is a good idea to skip the foods that contain non-natural trans fats completely (think fast food, frozen food, pastries, and most store-bought coffee creamers).
To ensure your foods aren’t contaminated by these fats, check the ingredient list (the label would read “hydrogenated oils” or “partially hydrogenated oils.” Those phrases are synonyms for synthetic trans fats.
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