Many people think, the best way to get healthy bones is to eat foods high in calcium. This understanding is not wrong, given that the average adult needs at least 1,000 milligrams of calcium each day.
But not only the bones need calcium to stay strong. Bones also need vitamin D to absorb calcium properly. In addition, healthy habits, such as not smoking and staying active.
“Healthy Bones also influenced by the balance of food,” said Joan A. McGowan, Ph.D., Director of the NIH Division of muscle diseases as quoted Huffingtonpost.Here are some foods that should be avoided, if you want to keep bones strong.
Consumption of caffeine each morning and or evening can interfere with calcium absorption. “More calcium is wasted with urine if high caffeine intake.” McGowan said. The effect is relatively small. But this can damage your calcium diet.
According to experts, the phosphorus content in the form of phosphoric acid flavoring in soft drinks also interfere with calcium absorption.
The more salt is consumed, the more calcium is lost through urine and sweat. “This is part of an American diet that is not balanced,” said McGowan.
Read nutrition labels on the food you buy to help limit the intake of salt in the body. Normal sodium intake is less than 2,300 milligrams per day.
Too much alcohol
Drinking one glass of alcohol for women and two glasses for men can provide protection to your bones. However, if you are not a drinker, you should not try. Because excessive alcohol consumption can also lead to bone loss, especially in older people.
Too much protein
Right amount of protein to help bones healthy. Women need about 46 grams of protein a day, and men need about 56 grams. Someone who only consume protein diet with fruits, vegetables and grains not included in a balanced diet. Because, excessive protein intake can also alter the pH balance in the body that affect bone strength.