Bone Health: Which Diet is Really Good For You?
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If you're in the pursuit of living out a healthy lifestyle, then you'll definitely want to stick to pursuing the Mediterranean Diet. Much good things have been said about the Mediterranean Diet, about how it helps lower cholesterol, helps in your weight-loss program, reduces risk of heart diseases and more. However, a recent study published by JAMA Internal Medicine found that with this type of diet, women will have lesser chances of incurring bone-related diseases especially postmenopausal women. According to Dr. Bernhard Haring, lead study author of the University of Wurzburg in Germany, "Our results provide assurance that widely recommended eating patterns do not increase the risk of fractures. This being said, the average woman should follow a healthy lifestyle which includes adopting a healthy dietary pattern and being physically active."
This is a profoundly good news for the aging society due to the fact that many Osteoporosis-related fractures are being diagnosed per year, with women having the most number of cases. Further studies are being conducted regarding how the Meditarranean Diet can help maintain bone health, too.
Below, we're going to look at other diet types which also aids in improving bone health and how they work wonders for our body:
1) Flexitarian Diet: Known for its plant-heavy emphasis, the Flexitarian Diet promotes the "new meat" essentials such as beans, nuts, seeds, eggs and tofu. This diet will eventually help you maintain a healthy weight and fight off illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.
2) Eco-Atkins Diet: The Eco-Atkins Diet, on the otherhand, promotes a low-carb regimen. When you're in this type of diet, you are encouraged to eliminate all meat and focus on fiber-rich foods such as beans, veggies, grains, pearl barley and nuts.
3) Macrobiotic Diet: In a Macrobiotic Diet, the approach is to stress on naturally organic and locally grown whole foods such as fruits, fish and seafoods, seeds and nuts. Anything artificial is strongly not advised.
In order to achieve the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet (or any healthy diet, for that matter), you will need to follow these specific rules for a healthy lifestyle:
> Always pile on fruits and vegetables everyday.
> Opt for healthy fats such as olive oil since it delivers healthy monounsaturated fats and plant compounds called polyphenols.
> Serve seeds, nuts and legumes for breakfast as it is a great source of fiber and protein.
> Add fish and eggs on your home-cooked menu such as vegetable frittata.
> Toss in some dairy while you're at it.
MYC Writer: Elonah BionedaSubscribe to UpdatesRelated Articles