Apples and Boron for OsteoporosisPosted in Exercise, Fitness, Food, General, Health, Nutrition
Osteoporosis is a very real concern for many women especially past menopause. I know none of us want to end up with broken hips or any other broken bones for that matter. We need several things to have strong bones. From the nutritional perspective we need calcium and vitamin D. Most of us know where we can get that, but how about boron. Boron activates vitamins and minerals necessary for the formation of healthy bones. You need between 3 and 5 mg of boron a day to help treat osteoporosis. Let’s just prevent it by adding an apple, or some grapes, nuts, peaches, or pears. Any one of these foods are also good for a “grab and go”.
You also benefit your bones from exercise. Bone is living tissue when it is in your living body and it responds to exercise. You want to make sure you have strength training and weight bearing exercises as part of your lifestyle.
I feel stronger already armed with this information!