Beware of foods that inhibit your body from healing itself, foods that reduce overall bone mineral density and inhibit the absorption of calcium by the body are of particular interest. One of the most important keys to a full fracture recovery is careful attention to what goes into your body.
Fractures are amongst the most common orthopedic problems and about 6.8million of these are attended in the US alone annually!
If you want to make a quick recovery from bone fracture, here are 3 foods that you should restrict or avoid.
Alcohol consumption in heavy doses is known to lead to reduced bone mass, a decrease in bone formation, an increase in the incidence of bone fractures and a general delay in the healing of bones causing delays in the healing of fractures.
Experimental evidence points to the fact that stopping the consumption of alcohol leads to the prompt recovery of osteoblast functions and this has clinical implications. In order words, less or no alcohol means an improve rate of bone fracture recovery.
Alcohol should therefore be consumed in moderation or avoided totally while your bone is healing, giving your body breathing space to heal itself in good time
2. High Sodium Foods (Salt)
Sodium take calcium out of bones. The more sodium you consume, the more bone enhancing calcium you lose because salt is known to cause excessive calcium excretion through the kidney.
Essentially therefore, more salt equals less calcium in and for your body.
Your daily target should be to eat no more than the recommended daily salt. The American Heart Association recommends no more than 1,500milligrams of sodium per day.
Stick to it to avoid delaying bone healing.
3. Caffeinated Foods and Drinks
Caffeine can leach your bone calcium. Mount Kisco, N.Y. “In fact, roughly 6 milligrams of calcium is lost for every 100 milligrams of caffeine you ingest.”
Caffeinated beverages may also contain compound that can bind to calcium preventing calcium from being absorbed and therefore limiting healing.
Now, take a notch higher. Combine sugar with caffeine and you have a cocktail that has detrimental effects to bone health.
You should therefore go for decaffeinated coffee and tea and reduce your intake of sugar containing foods that contain caffeine as much as possible to allow your bone fractures to heal fast.
When you pay attention to what you eat, you pay attention to your body. When you give your body good food and avoid foods that prevent the healing of your body, your fractures naturally heal faster with less effort.