Natural Remedies for Osteoporosis

Natural Remedies for Osteoporosis

More than 28 million Americans are at risk for osteoporosis, and more than 10 million already have been diagnosed with this bone-degenerating disease. Here are some natural remedies:

Can of Beans

Take a can of beans or any one-pound can and do a few biceps curls. These cans are a perfect weight for beginners and will help you begin to build a little muscle. And strengthening your muscles helps strengthen your bones.

Peanut butter

Magnesium is vital component for strengthening, preserving, and rebuilding bones. You can get 50 mg. of magnesium by eating 2 tablespoons of peanut butter.

Vinegar

Add some vinegar when you are cooking soup and it will help pull calcium out of bones and meat. It does the same thing for green salad.

Apples

Boron is a trace mineral that helps your body hold on to calcium – the building block of bones. It even acts as a mild estrogen replacement, and losing estrogen is instrumental in speeding bone loss. Boron is found in apples and other fruits such as pears, grapes, dates, raisins, and peaches. It’s also in nuts such as almonds, peanuts, and hazelnuts.

Banana

Eat a banana a day to build your bones. Women who have diets high in potassium have stronger bones in their spines and hips. This is related to potassium’s ability to keep blood healthy and balanced so the body doesn’t have to suck calcium from the skeleton to keep blood up to par.

Broccoli

Eat 1/2 cup broccoli to get your daily dose of vitamin K. Studies are finding that postmenopausal women with low levels of this vital vitamin are more likely to have osteoporosis.

Figs

This Mediterranean fruit is packed with calcium.

Leafy greens

Romaine lettuce, spinach, collards, and kale are good food choices.

Milk

When it comes to strong bones, getting enough calcium is a must. One cup of milk can provide 300 mg of the 1,000 to 1,200 mg of calcium and is recommended every day.

Orange juice

A glass of orange juice provides lot of vitamin C. Necessary for the body processes that rebuild bones, getting enough vitamin C is vital to preventing osteoporosis. Grab some calcium-fortified orange juice and get a healthy dose of bone-building nutrients.

Pineapple juice

Drink a cup of pineapple juice and give your body some manganese. Manganese deficiency is a predictor of osteoporosis. Other manganese sources are oatmeal, nuts, beans, cereals, spinach, and tea.

Salmon and Sardines

Both of these delicious fishes are high in calcium, and salmon is also a good source of vitamin D.

Tofu

Soy is showing promise as a potential bone strengthener. Soy contains proteins that act like a weak estrogen in the body. These “phytoestrogens,” or plant-based estrogens, may help women regain bone strength.

Yogurt

The lactose, or sugar, in yogurt, has already been broken down, so even many people who are lactose intolerant can eat it and get the benefits of the high calcium content. Eat it with fresh fruit or substitute it for sour cream in recipes.

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