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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Friday, November 20, 2015

Diet for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is defined as the medical complication, where the bones of the individual become too much brittle and fragile. They become extremely prone to fracture. This complication is also known as the thinning of bones. And the major consequence of osteoporosis is fractures. Pain, inflammation are the other important symptoms of this medical complication.

The risk factors of this complication include lower weight of the body, menopause, low secretion of sex hormone in the body, hyperthyroidism, ageing, renal failure and deficiency of calcium and Vitamin D in the body. Smoking is yet another cause of osteoporosis. Exposure to certain medicines also may result in Osteoporosis to a huge extent. Decreased bone strength and increased chance of broken bones are the major consequence of Osteoporosis.

People suffering from this complication of bones must be very careful since they are prone to fractures. They are always advised to follow a strict dietary regime. The diet chart given below considers the various essential nutrients of the body, which include vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats and carbohydrates. However, these nutrients must be consumed in optimum quantities. So, patients must follow the below diet chart strictly to lead a healthy life.

FOOD PRODUCTS TO BE AVOIDED

FOOD PRODUCTS TO BE CONSUMED

Vegetables

  • Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Okra
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Bokchoy
  • Potato
  • Tomato
  • Turnip
  • Green Peas
  • Dandelion
  • Beet
  • Artichokes
  • Lettuce
  • Asparagus
  • Parsley
  • Lemons
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Collard Greens
  • Brussel Sprouts

Fruits


  • Orange
  • Apricots
  • Dried figs
  • Banana
  • Papaya
  • Grape fruit
  • Strawberry
  • Pineapple

Non Veg

  • Processed meat like ham, deli meat, turkey
  • Hot dogs
  • Hamburgers
  • Fish with edible bones like pilchards, sardines, salmon, tuna, mackerel
  • Lean meat

Spices

  • Table Salt
  • Fennel
  • Sesame seeds
  • Red Pepper
  • Green pepper

Other Food Products

  • Baked food
  • Processed food
  • Canned food
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Caffeinated drinks
  • Fast food like pizza
  • Alcohol
  • Milk
  • Yogurt
  • Cream
  • Cheese
  • Tofu and soy products
  • Soya beans
  • Nuts
  • Bakery from fortified flour
  • Eggs
  • Fortified juice
  • Oatmeal
  • Cereal

Osteoporosis is a dangerous disorder. It may lead to a complete immobility, if not taken proper care of. It is very dangerous. And, the consequences of this disorder are tremendous. People experience extreme pain, swelling and redness as well, if they are suffering from osteoporosis. Thus, the patients are suggested to follow the diet chart given above properly with utmost care. Follow the diet chart and lead a healthy life.

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