Will Your Body Hold Up?
We all want to maintain our athletic abilities into old age, but to do so, you'll have to keep not only your muscles, but also your bones in tip-top shape.
According to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, eating fruits and vegetables on a daily basis can keep your skeleton strong. The reason being that adults who consume the healthy foods experience a boost in their levels of alkali, a salt that is excreted from bone during the aging process, causing your bones to become brittle.
When it comes to dietary concerns regarding bone health, calcium and vitamin D have received the most attention, but there is increasing evidence that fruits and vegetables in a person’s diet is also important, say the study authors.
Go ahead and eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, which is the same amount the government recommends to help fight off disease.
About The Author
David Schipper – David began writing for CorePerformance.com in 2008, after spending six years at Men's Health magazine digging up the newest scientific research in health, weight loss, nutrition, muscle and cardiovascular fitness.