The villains of osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is characterize by the loss of bone mass. Bones become fragile, porous and susceptible to fracture. It is a silent disease because it has no symptoms, usually after the first fracture, bone fragility can be observed.

There are several causes responsible for bone fragility: genetic factors, hereditary factors, sedentary lifestyle, diet with excess of industrialized products, lack of exposure to sunlight.

The good news is that osteoporosis can be prevent as long as you adopt good habits. Mainly related to regular physical activity and balance a diet rich in nutrients such as calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, vitamin K and other essential nutrients for the maintenance and renewal of bone tissue.

In addition, minimizing some eating habits can further increase prevention against osteoporosis. Check it out below:

Alcohol – Excessive consumption of alcohol weakens bones. Alcohol inhibits the body´s use of calcium. The effect extends to the entire bone metabolism, hindering even the fixation of dental implants;

Coffee – A drink rich in xanthines, which lead to greater excretion of calcium by the kindneys and reduce intestinal absorption of the mineral. Coffee consumption should be preferably not exceed three cups a day. In addition to xanthines, other substances naturally present in coffee impair calcium absorption. The consumption of other beverages that contain caffeine such as sodas and teas should also be controlled.

Salt – Excess sodium increases urinary excretion that ends up eliminating good amounts of calcium.

Soda – Most beverages in this category contain phosphoric acid, like sodium, contributes to increase urinary excretion of calcium;

Saturated Fats – The consumption of products with high contents of saturated of fats prevents the absorption of calcium by the body.

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