Get Bones of Steel With This Eating Trick

Dear Living Well Daily Reader,

Bone health is crucial if you want to stay mobile and independent well into your golden years.

Let’s face it, you don’t want to have to rely on a cane or walker, or worry that even the smallest slip or fall could leave you with a life-changing fracture.

The bad news is that inflammation (like the kind many Americans are suffering from) can make your chances of bone loss skyrocket.

The good news? There’s a simple eating trick that can harden your bones and keep you on your feet well into your senior years.

And all you have to do is eat delicious foods.

In a first-of-its kind study, researchers from Ohio State University analyzed the dietary data of over 160,000 women and gave them an inflammation score based on what they ate.

Next they took a look at the participants’ bone mineral density data and bone fracture data… and found an astonishing link…

Women who ate the most inflammatory diets had an almost 50 percent greater risk of hip fracture than those who ate the lowest.

Additionally, the researchers found that women with low inflammatory diets lost less bone tissue.

This is significant because women face drastic reductions in bone density after menopause. Therefore, by making a few simple dietary changes, you could boost your bones!

Inflammatory foods include processed foods, sugars, trans fats, refined carbohydrates like breads and cereals, gluten, MSG and alcohol.

Easy swaps for these bone-busters are fresh fruits and veggies like broccoli, cabbage, berries, apples, fish, fresh herbs, avocado oil and nuts — all of which have anti-inflammatory properties that will keep your bones strong.

You can also look for anti-inflammatory cookbooks like Anti-Inflammatory Eating Made Easy: 75 Recipes and Nutrition Plan to help you get started.

What about milk?

While milk has been touted for years as a bone strengthener, there’s no clear-cut evidence that this is true. In fact, one study shows that hip fracture rates seem to be the highest in countries that consume the most dairy. So skipping the milk may do your bones good.

Live well,

Natalie Moore
Managing editor, Living Well Daily

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[1] Should dairy be recommended as part of a healthy vegetarian diet? Counterpoint.

[2] 8 Food Ingredients That Can Cause Inflammation

Natalie Moore

Written By Natalie Moore

Natalie Moore is a dedicated health researcher with a passion for finding healthy, natural, and science-based solutions. After a decade of direct healthcare experience in western and natural medicine, she was involved in public health research before joining Living Well Daily.

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