Osteoporosis is a disease that damages the bones, making them brittle and easily breakable. The disease leads to a significant decrease in bone density, and this causes the bone to weaken and increases the risk of fractures. Our bones are always building and breaking down their issue; when the balance between building and breaking is changed, then the bone density goes down. With age, this problem has a horrible way of increasing in occurrence.
Here are 10 important tips for the treatment and prevention of decreasing bone density:
1. Physical activity
Physical activity, besides being the best thing you can do for yourselves, helps the bones become denser by putting pressure on them, which may prevent the disease to begin with. We recommend using weights to strengthen the skeletal muscles.
Good sources: Green leaves, soy, sardines, broccoli and nuts. Regular bovine milk isn't that good a source of calcium because of its low absorption rate.
3. Increase your omega-3 intake
These fatty acids can be found in flaxseeds or fish: Salmon, cod, and halibut - and are essential to keeping your bones strong.
Sorry, but coffee and alcohol 'release' calcium from the bones and damage the hormonal balance in the body, which is important to keep them strong.
5. Reduce red meat
Seems like we're taking all the fun out of lunch, but eating red meat actually reduces the absorption of calcium in the body.
Cigarette smoke damages bone density.
7. Eat nuts and almonds
They contain magnesium which is essential to the process of absorbing calcium.