Osteoporosis is a hot topic today! However, these statistics and findings may shock you!
1) A 12-year Harvard study of almost 78,000 women concluded that milk drinkers broke three times more bones than those who rarely drank milk. https://saveourbones.com/osteoporosis-milk-myth
2) A study of women in Sydney, Australia concluded that high milk drinkers showed higher bone fractures.
3) Pasteurized milk actually leaches calcium from the bones which is one of the major causes of osteoporosis – see https://saveourbones.com/osteoporosis-milk-myth
4) Soft drinks also dissolve calcium from teeth and bones because of the acid content.
5) Acidic foods (diets high in processed carbs & proteins) also leaching calcium from bones.
What are high sources of Calcium?
There are many foods that are high in calcium and are better assimilated by the body… and of the top 20, NONE are milk products….
• green leafy vegetables: Swiss chard, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, collards, kale, beet, mustard, and turnip greens are loaded with highly absorbable calcium; spinach is the exception as the absorption rate is low
• beans (legume family) – edamame, chickpeas, tofu, all kinds of beans and peas are full of calcium plus magnesium needed for the body to build strong bones
• seeds and nuts – sesame, sunflower, pumpkin seeds, almonds are all great sources of calcium
• sprouts – especially alfalfa sprouts, sunflower sprouts and others are also great sources of calcium
• fish and seaweeds – sardines, salmon, and other fish, and kelp (seaweed) are exceptional sources of calcium
• vegetables and fruits – sweet potatoes, butternut squash, broccoli, oranges, carrots, green beans are particularly high in calcium too!
How to RETAIN more Calcium and Support Healthy Bones!
It’s not just getting enough calcium that matters, it’s about retaining the calcium you get. Did you know that….
• active people retain more calcium in their bones than inactive people – so hiking, jumping rope, running or jogging (not just walking), or playing sports keeps your bones stronger.
• children should also be encouraged in active play (running, jumping, ball playing, etc.) to develop strong bones as they grow.
• Vitamin D is needed in order to keep your calcium – and getting 20-30 minutes of direct sunshine each day is really important for that.
• magnesium is also vital for calcium absorption to take place, so taking supplements and eating foods high in magnesium is important (FYI, I have one of the best supplements to recommend).
• essential oils such as wintergreen, frankincense, Siberian fir, copaiba and others offer excellent bone and joint support (and quality trumps every time).
Do you see how you can make some tweaks for improvement? It’s not hard – it’s just a matter of taking action. I’m here to help you get your best results!
For your best health,
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