According to the UK´s National Health Service, (NHS) Osteoporosis is a “health condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break”. It develops slowly over several years and is often only diagnosed when a fall or sudden impact causes a bone to break or fracture. How many elderly people do you know who are concerned about falling on the snow or on ice? If you are looking for a complimentary and natural Osteoperosis Diet Treatment, Spirulina might help you in the management of your Osteoperosis.
The NHS and International Osteoporosis Foundation Say
The NHS site provides a lot of detail worth reviewing. This article is NOT going to tell you that Spirulina is a cure for Osteoporosis but we believe for its nutritional value, this super food that contains calcium, can help considerably in its prevention. Or reduce the risk of Osteoporosis and its related musculoskeletal disorders in the first place. We also believe it can help those diagnosed with Osteoporosis to manage it under the guidance and agreement of their GP or health professional. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Osteoporosis. Please read on carefully.*
Prevention of Osteoporosis.
The NHS and other Osteoporosis sites, including the International Osteoporosis Foundation recommend that as well as exercise to keep bones strong, they recommend food rich in calcium and Vitamin D and supplements containing vitamin B, D & K.
Whether for prevention or once you have been diagnosed with Osteoporosis the, International Osteoporosis Foundation recommend a diet rich in Calcium, Vitamin D, Protein, fruits and vegetables & vitamin B and K. They describe how vitamin B6 and B12 may play a protective role once you have Osteoporosis. They also recommend Magnesium and Zinc.
How does Spirulina Help Osteoporosis?
It might be difficult to believe but the spirulina superfood supplement has approximately 21 times the amount of protein when compared to Whole Milk. Spirulina has 65% protein***, so compares impressively with Whole Milk at 3%.
And with other foods it compares:
Animal/fish flesh – up to 25% protein,
soybeans – 35%,
dried milk 35%,
grains Up to 14%
whole milk 3%.
Spirulina also contains calcium. About 120 mg of calcium per 100 (US) grams.
What the scientists say ?
Doctors recommend plenty of good nutrition to help manage Osteoporosis. Spirulina is packed with nutrition, plenty of vitamin B and K and a lot of animal free protein too. In other words its very low in cholesterol. As you can see from this article, its also good at reducing “bad”cholesterol without impacting on “good” cholesterol. Spirulina has the additional benefit of a 60% protein content**. It has a higher source of protein than many vegetables.
Spirulina Is The Equivalent of 5 Servings of Fruits & Vegetables !
According to Gerald Cysewski, PhD, co-author of The Hawaiian Spirulina Equation. Just 3 (US) grams of spirulina powder, about 1 teaspoon, can match the benefits of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables. I take mine as easy to swallow tablets or supplements.
Since taking Spirulina regularly, my energy levels have increased tremendously, and my skin looks younger too. I feel so much stronger and rejuvenated. I genuinely feel at least 10 – 15 years younger. Spirulina is also used in expensive face creams too. I don´t have Osteoperosis but I do have arthrosis and last year had a hip replacement. With the help of the operation and the nutrition from spirulina, I am now cycling regularly, I work out in a gym 2 hours a day, including spinning, cross trainers and other aerobic and weight machines. I then cycle home. Before I took spirulina, I could only manage an hour in the gym and afterwards I felt exhausted.
Spirulina – The History, briefly
Spirulina has been around for thousands of years. It grew wild in lakes in Africa and Central and South America. When Cortes arrived in America, It was known to be a food consumed by the Aztecs. In the 1960´s French Researchers found Spirulina in abundance at Lake Texcoco, Mexico.
In the 1940´s, A French botanist found that people in Chad were eating a dry bread called “daei”; it was made of Spirulina. It is still harvested from their lakes and used for cooking. Likewise, in Mexico where it is known as Tecuitlatl. And it’s not just ancient and traditional tribes. NASA are studying it as a food for astronauts for flights to Mars.
How well researched is Spirulina? Is it safe for me to take?
Is it right for me? The more I have researched Spirulina I have found a few
rare examples of people who had not had a good experience with Spirulina. However, let’s keep things in perspective, this is a natural super food. There are people who are allergic to nuts, strawberries and seafood.
Clearly if you are considering taking Spirulina for the first time for Osteoporosis, you would be wise to be cautious, to check with your GP, Doctor or Medical Professional first, just to be sure it’s right for you.
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