Weak, aching bones, poor tooth enamel and brittle nails are just some of the symptoms related to poor bone health but there are some simple solutions to stop this trend.
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News Canada Information for Life Sherri Dmyterko:Think your bones are healthy, think again? According to leading research, we naturally begin losing bone density in our early 30's. Calcium and Vitamin-D have long been recommended for building and maintaining strong, healthy bones, but now a new research shows antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables also play a key role in building bones. Dr. Leticia Rao is with the Calcium Research Laboratory at St. Michaels Hospital and the University of Toronto. Dr. Leticia Rao: Most recently, we showed that nutrients present in brightly colored fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, blackberries as an example, may in fact, play an important role in keeping our bones strong and healthy. It's the antioxidants, polyphenol and the carotene oil lycopene present in this colorful food that are remarkably and surprisingly important in bone building and repair. Sherri Dmyterko: Research is now also making a connection between the pH level of your blood and bone health. A diet, too high in acid forming meats and grains and too low in fruits and vegetables, puts all of us at a higher risk of osteoporosis. Sam Graci is an internationally renowned nutrition researcher and author of “The Bone Building Solution.” Sam Graci: Research scientists have recently rallied around the new idea that acidic foods interfere with bone building and bone repair cell function. In fact, researchers found that an acid forming diet, in just 4 days, increases calcium urinary loss by 74%. The best and easiest thing to do to prevent this is to eat an alkaline based diet. That's a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. An easy way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables is by having an alkalinizing nutrient rich green drink each and every day. Sherri Dmyterko: Based on the research by Dr. Rao, greens+ bone builder has been formulated to provide key vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, proven to contribute to building and maintaining strong bones. Sam Graci: Greens+ bone builder is based on the new science that calcium and vitamin-D simply are not enough to build and maintain strong bones. This new formula contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, trace minerals and vital nutrients, all essential to the development and maintenance of strong, healthy bones. Sherri Dmyterko: For more information about how to build stronger, healthier bones and reduce your risk for osteoporosis, visit www.genuinehealth.com. Sherri Dmyterko reporting. News Canada Information for Life.