Calcium Isn’t the Secret to Healthy Bones, Says Natural Solutions Magazine
“The Calcium Myth” in the August issue of Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living magazine, on newsstands now, draws from 1,200 studies showing that neither milk nor a high-calcium diet reduces bone-fracture risk. In fact,
“Our report uncovered that there’s much more to achieving optimal bone health than getting enough calcium,” says
According to the article’s author, health writer
Here’s why an alkaline diet boosts bone health more effectively:
- Protein is composed of amino acids. When you eat high-protein foods (including dairy), your body must neutralize these acids in the bloodstream, and it draws from its own reservoir of alkaline material–the calcium compounds in bone–to do that. When too much calcium leaches from bones, osteoporosis develops.
- When you eat fruits and veggies, only small amounts of acid enter the bloodstream, along with some protein and a lot of acid-neutralizing alkaline material. As a result, the calcium in your bones remains at optimal levels.
For tips on low-acid eating and an in-depth look at calcium and the 16 other nutrients you need for healthy bones, see the August issue of Natural Solutions or visit www.naturalsolutionsmag.com.
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Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living magazine, formerly Alternative Medicine, has been the trusted voice in the natural health arena for 15 years. Natural Solutions guides and inspires its readers to make informed decisions about their health and well-being in all aspects of their lives. Visit naturalsolutionsmag.com to view a free digital edition of the magazine.
SOURCE Natural Solutions Magazine