Thursday, January 29, 2009

Consume Vegetables For Osteoporosis Prevention


by Jeannie Crabtree C.Ac

Osteoporosis threatens 25 million Americans, mostly older
women, but older men get it too. And more teenagers and
young people are showing up with it. These numbers are
predicted to rise as the population ages.

These numbers don't mean much unless Osteoporosis hits your
own family. It has mine. My 70 year old father has it and my
brother's stepdaughter has it at age 19!

Now days everyone, including teenagers, need educated that
Osteoporosis is a very real danger. They need to know the
importance of eating vegetables and fruits.

Minerals are needed for prevention of Osteoporosis. Minerals
and co factors are the building blocks for building healthy
bones.


Sub-optimum nutrition is the rule for most people, not the
exception. This is often because of eating a diet that is
high in calories, but not high in nutrition. Many people
today in the U.S. do not eat many vegetables or fruits. They
are on the go and eat fast food, and food that has all ready
been prepared in packages and cans.

Nutrition needs to be emphasized now more than ever. Our
food is often missing the amount of nutrition that it had
even 100 years ago. Our soil has become depletedWhere to start in getting these minerals? A good source of
minerals are yellow and green leafy vegetables, especially
the dark leafy ones.

7 to 9 servings of vegetables and fruit daily are now
suggested to prevent illness and build health. What has your
intake been this last week? Most of us could work on this.
I know that this can be difficult to get in that many
servings. So I suggest that you begin making a fresh
vegetable juice each morning to make sure that you get in
more vegetables. Juicers can be bought at the health food
store or ordered online.

You can also purchase books with recipes of different
vegetable combination suggestions. This keeps things from
getting monotonous and it is best not to eat (drink) the
same thing day after day.

Continue to do this and you will see a big difference ­ your
energy and stamina will come up. Your skin and hair will get
a healthy glow. People will ask you what you are doing
because you look better. And you will thank yourself in
later years because you thought to provide yourself with the
nutrition that builds strong bones and a healthy body.


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