Your bone continues to grow and develop their density and
strength until around the age of 30.
After which your bone density slowly begins to
decline. About 45% of bone mass is built up in adolescence, and
by the late teens the bones usually stop growing in length.
A good bone structure helps minimize symptoms of
osteoporosis in later life and
reduces the risk of fractures.
Although weight bearing exercise is important to
maximize bone density (you can get your free DVD on
weight bearing exercises that you can
easily and regularly do at your home, click here.)
diet is a major factor in bone development.
Bone consists of collagen plus
minerals, mostly calcium.
Following are the 5 factors that reduces your bone calcium and make them weak—
If your diet is high in protein content, it
can increase your calcium excretion, especially
if you are taking animal protein.
High protein intake leads to increase in
body acid which leads to calcium excretion.
You may not be aware, but your regular intakes like
coffee, cola drink, tea and chocolate contains caffeine.
If you have drinks like cola, tea coffee occasionally then it is fine but
If you have it on regular basis then,
it seems to cause an increase in calcium excretion.
If you are having excess salt in your food,
it increases calcium excretion in your urine.
The main culprit is your high consumption of processed food and
snacks which have excess salt content.
Examples-all the fast foods like – Bread, Biscuits, Burger ,Pasta, Papad, Puri chat etc.
All these food items contain extra salts, which
harms your bone density.
If your child’s diet is having high phosphates, it limits
their calcium absorption from the food they take.
Carbonated drinks, soft drinks and processed foods can all
contain high levels of phosphates. And their
consumption has increased alarmingly over the last few years.
5=ALCOHOL AND CIGARETTE
Alcohol and cigarette smoking can both
reduce your calcium absorption.
Avoid all these 5 factors to prevent the
calcium getting robbed from your body.
That’s all for today
Next week we will know about
4 factors that help your bones.
Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life….
Dr. Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician.