Building Better Bones

3d Skeleton reveals an apple in his headMost of us think of our bones as a solid, static mass that is hard and unchanging.    The fact is our skeletal structure is replaced approximately every ten years.

Bones are dynamic, living tissue that consists of about 25% water, 25% protein and approximately 50% mineral salts including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium and potassium.

Bone remains are regularly found that are thousands of years old, why are we witnessing a rise is bone deterioration today?   Osteoporosis is apparently a new disease.

This is another reason TurboChargers restrict regular grain eating.  We believe all this bone loss is directly related to our heavily refined grain-based diets, modern stress loads and lack of everyday activity.   Too many refined grains, not eating enough vegetables, poor quality proteins and inadequate healthy dietary fat intake, dehydration, stress and lack of activity are all bone-loss cuprits.

The fact is that bones last for thousands of years assuming they are in neutral pH soil or sand.   Decomposition happens rapidly if bones are left in acidic soil.   Grains, namely wheat, barley, rye, spelt, triticale and kamut all contain the acidic protein gluten.   Gluten is indicated as a contributor to bone loss in a variety of ways.    For example, it may trigger inflammation in the intestine, which inhibits nutrient absorption that is vital to overall bone health.  Gluten also has a high phytate load.  Phytate from grains combines with minerals like calcium and magnesium, forming an unbreakable bond that restricts the absorption of these minerals.

Fruit and vegetables along with healthy fats are very likely the best defense for counter-balancing the acidic environment created by grains.   If you aren’t eating enough fruits and vegetables, the body will rob minerals from bone to balance blood acidity.   Plants are perfect bone food.   Think about it, the largest animals in the world including elephants and giraffes build enormous bone structure on diets of leafy greens.

Quality sources of dietary fats transport the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K—all of which are vital to proper calcium absorption.   These vitamins are also known to be the ones that protect against free radicals that can contribute to bone destruction.

Follow the TurboCharged steps.  You’ll be getting the nutrition you need for strong bones, stay active which will strengthen the muscles that provide perfect resistance for healthy bones and take minute relaxation breaks to keep stress levels low.

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