A serious problem for women during the menopause period is osteoporosis. It is one of the most common types of diseases among women because of bone weight density loss. A means of protecting from osteoporosis and preventing it is calcium, vitamin C, E and other antioxidants, and moderate physical activity which stimulates the body’s normal functioning and strengthens the skeleton.
However it often happens that the diet rich in calcium and antioxidants is not sufficient. That is so because vitamin D is needed for calcium absorption. So you should spend more time outdoors in the fresh air in any weather, which especially relates to sunny weather. This way you assist your own vitamin D development.
Food additives often harm the body as they function one-sidedly. They work separately from other substances, which never is the case with natural foods. And sometimes poor-quality bio supplements can intervene with the functions of the kidneys, the liver and the intestines and affect the natural chemical reactions in the body.
Foods that needed for preventing osteoporosis
- Vitamin C . All citrus fruits, kiwi fruit, cherries, pumpkins, radishes, arugulas, celery cabbages and black-current.
- Vitamin D. Cod-liver oil, salmon, herring, butter, liver, fat cheeses, eggs.
- Vitamin E. All sea foods of red color: shrimps, crabs, mollusks, salmon, summer salmon, trout. Vitamin E is contained in vegetative foods too: almonds, green tea, corn, green leafy vegetables, peanuts, soybeans, sunflower seeds.
- Calcium. All milk foods, mackerel, nuts, almonds, flour, oats, pumpkins, asparagus, sage, rosemary, mint, spinach, cabbages, and beans.
- Antioxidants. Red wine, cherries, sweet cherries, blackberries, red grapes, shrimps, some sorts of mushrooms, green tea.