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Did you know that some foods are actually not healthy for your bones, including cartilage and joint areas? Some foods also block the bone’s ability to regenerate and strengthen itself. The foods you eat should be providing the nutrients to build strong bones keeping them viable, including their associated cartilage, tendons, ligaments and others not killing them. Often time, we neglect that we have to take care of our bodies, every part of it and the bones are no exceptions. Here are the 5 top foods killing your bones.

Soda

Phosphoric acid present in soda and soft drinks is the bone killer. It specifically increases the rate at which calcium is excreted in the urine. Also, consider that soft drinks have no bone-building nutrients, so they fill you up and satisfy your thirst, providing unhealthy amounts of sugar and empty calories with absolutely no benefits for health!

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Processed Meat

Processed meat contains sodium and highly salted preservatives which are harmful to the bones.

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Salt

Salt when in excess can affect the rate the body absorbs calcium. According to federal dietary guidelines you should not ingest more than 2300 milligrams of salt per day. So avoid or reduce the intake of the following:

·       Canned foods such as soups, vegetables, sauces, spaghetti, etc.

·       Frozen meals, entrees, etc.

·       Pizza

·       Fast food (especially burgers, fries and shakes)

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Alcohol

 

Alcohol is a deal-breaker in your life for numerous reasons, if it is not drunk intelligently and in moderation. Every bone has bone-building cells called osteoblasts. Osteoblasts are always working to regenerate, rebuild and remodel the bones every day. Alcohol prevents osteoblasts from doing their job by preventing any bone-building minerals eaten from being absorbed. The calcium is blocked, resulting in weaker bones, or slow healing and recovery from fractures.

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Hydrogenated Oils

Vitamin K is great for strong bones and is mostly gotten from oils. Often these oils are heavily hydrogenated and most often used in commercial baking and processed foods (frozen or canned). The process of hydrogenation turns liquid vegetable oil into solid oils that are used in most store-bought foods such as bakery items and frozen foods. Every package lists the hydrogenated oils in the ingredients, so it’s not difficult to spot. These oils are stripped of the necessary Vitamin K that helps build and rebuild bones.

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