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Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Tips To Improve Your Bone Health If You Are Suffering From Osteoporosis

When it comes to osteoporosis and improving bone health, you should not just rely on calcium consumption. Well, there is more to healthy bones than just calcium. You should lay stress on balancing the aggravated vata dosha and nourishing the bone marrow by incorporating the right combination of foods and herbs. Here are a few diet tips to help you improve your bone health if you are suffering from osteoporosis.



bone health tips for osteoporosis

1. Increase water intake
To strengthen your bones and to nourish your bone marrow, you can easily achieve this  by increasing the quantity of water in your body. Hence incorporating moist and oily foods like milk and ghee (in moderate quantities) might do the trick for people with osteoporosis.

2. Go the herbal way
Yes, going the herbal way can help you improve your bone health by providing nourishment to the bones and muscles. However, you should consult an Ayurveda expert to know the right quantities depending upon your condition.


3. Load up on Oestrogen-rich foods
Including plant-oestrogen is a good way to restore the decreased hormone in women post-menopause. Oestrogen also plays a key role in improving bone density. And therefore you should include soybean, lentils, chickpeas and beans along with tofu, soy milk fortified with calcium, to deal with osteoporosis.

4. Snack on nuts and seeds
Yes, this is because omega-3 fatty acids increases the mineral content of the bones and hence, helps in maintaining healthy and strong bones. Hence, nuts and seeds that should not be left out --include sesame seeds, walnuts and flaxseeds.

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5. Include potassium in diet
Not just calcium, it is important to increase the intake of minerals that indirectly help in keeping the bones healthy. And one such mineral is potassium, which protects against the loss of calcium in urine. So make sure your diet contains peanuts and almonds too.


6. Do not miss Vitamin D
Everyone knows that vitamin D is needed for absorption of calcium from food. So include foods rich in vitamin D like eggs, salmon, sardines, swordfish and some fish oils in the diet. Also, our body also gets natural vitamin D from exposure to natural sunlight, and that is why the ancient science of Ayurveda clearly mentions Suryanamaskar as one of the best ways to strengthen bones and joints.


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