Popular Diet RUINS Your Bones (SCARY!)
There’s more to diets than weight loss.
You can be the perfect body weight, but still have high blood sugar, high cholesterol, and high inflammation levels—all underlying risk factors for serious health problems.
Case in point: A popular “healthy” diet followed by millions of people can lower your bone density and increase your risk of fractures by up to 43 percent.
This is a MAJOR health risk for older adults, since fractures are a leading cause of death and disability in older people.
If you needed another reason to make sure you’re getting plenty of meat in your diet, here it is:
Vegetarians and vegans have a much higher risk of bone fractures.
A recent study published in BMC Medicine evaluated 55,000 healthy adults to assess the connection between diet and bone strength.
Compared to people who ate meat, vegans who had lower protein and calcium intake had a 43 percent increased risk of suffering a fracture in the legs, hips, or vertebrae.
For every 1,000 people, there were 4.1 fractures in vegetarians—and 19.4 cases in vegans.
The increased risk of fractures is a major health risk, since fractures are a leading cause of death and disability in older people.
This was the largest study to date to evaluate the connection between fracture risk and dietary habits.
Vegetarians and vegans have notoriously low protein and calcium intake—two dietary components essential for strong bones.
Yes, you can get calcium from plant sources. The problem is that your body doesn’t absorb them as well as it does from animal foods.
Plant sources of minerals like calcium, iron, and zinc are bound by compounds like oxalates and phytates, which prevents them from being easily absorbed in your gut.
This means that what you’re consuming isn’t necessarily what your body is utilizing.
Here’s the catch: Not all meat is the same.
I eat meat, but NOT the feed-lot imprisoned, antibiotic-riddled meat you’ll find at most grocery stores and in most restaurants.
I make sure the meat I eat is grass-fed, and antibiotic-free.
You’ll pay more, but this isn’t the place to pinch pennies.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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