Seaweed, Magnesium and Osteoporosis
Eating seaweed could help brittle bones
Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. It affects millions of people worldwide, predominantly post-menopausal women.
In general, because osteoporosis is determined from a young age when your body is growing, there is a strong argument to come up with preventive strategies. For example, ensuring you have an optimum diet.
Up until now, the main focus has been on calcium and vitamin D for nutritional prevention of osteoporosis, however new research suggests a tight control of magnesium could be crucial for bone health.
The correct balance of magnesium alongside vitamin D and calcium when young could prevent osteoporosis. Seaweed (and other green vegetables) contain high amounts of magnesium and calcium in a format that's easily absorbed by the body.
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