Bone Health: As women age and estrogen levels drop during menopause, the risk of osteoporosis increases. A well-planned plant-based diet can provide essential nutrients like calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin K, which are crucial for maintaining bone health.
Fruits and vegetables are alkaline in composition, and as a result, a diet high in these plant foods will neutralize acid from other sources and help preserve the bones. Grains and legumes are slightly acidic, but the body can easily handle their small acid loads without causing significant bone loss.
Animal foods are six to ten times more acidic than are grains and legumes. The levels of acidity produced from a diet of meat, poultry, fish, eggs and cheeses exceed normal physiologic capabilities, and as a result, bone is destroyed in an effort to maintain the body’s acid-base balance (pH 7.4). In the overall picture, a plant-based diet is alkaline.
Not all vegan diets are so bone-friendly. Isolated soy proteins, found in abundance in the fake meats and some “non-dairy foods” of so many health-conscious people these days, also cause significant losses of calcium. These that are already prepared, processed and just need heated up are not classified as a health food, but junk food. Stick with whole food, plant-based foods for stability.
I thank Dr. John McDougall, MD for his decades of research.
Naturally, I have included photos of some of my creations that included these whole foods with little to no processing. Grains, beans, leafy greens and legumes. ❤️🔥
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