Superfoods and Your Bones
Although many studies would suggest that a lack of calcium is the primary cause of osteoporosis, this is really only a small part of why people obtain this disease. While adding more calcium to your diet or taking calcium supplements is a good idea and may in fact help, you may want to take a look at other areas of your diet also.
The main cause of osteoporosis is actually a diet high in acidic type foods. Foods high in acidity consist of refined white sugar, white flour, soft drinks, cookies, any type of sweet or dessert that contains a sweetener and of course high-fructose corn syrup. You may think you aren’t eating a lot of high-fructose corn syrup but if you eat anything processed, you may be surprised to find this will be on the ingredient list of most products.
Eating these types of foods on a daily basis drastically increases the pH level in your blood stream and it will become very acidic. When your body registers a high acidic level, it counteracts with as much calcium and magnesium as it can find. So even though in-taking more calcium does help, if you can remove some of the foods that are causing the problem to begin with, the calcium will have a much better job at controlling the acidic level in your blood stream.
Other foods that also help keep the blood stream at a normal pH balance are things such as broccoli, cabbage, celery and any other dark green, leafy vegetables. And of course, make sure you do include as much calcium and magnesium into your diet as you can.
You may also want to start taking an acai berry supplement. Research has shown that a supplement such as the acai berry may be able to provide you with a number of benefits.
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