You’ve heard OrthoIllinois Chiropractic discuss nutrition and its benefits for McHenry osteoporosis prevention and treatment. It’s a big medical news story today. Osteoporosis is such a big health concern for both men and women. We’ve written many times about how osteoporosis is really a disease of youth that manifests itself as we age. Well, OrthoIllinois Chiropractic knows you’ve heard all this and take your calcium and Vitamin D as you should…right?! Well this month, we want to share some medical news about the beneficial effect of Vitamin E on bone and osteoporosis.
Now, Vitamin E, particularly in its tocotrienol form, promotes positive bone structural changes. (1) Plus, as the tocotrienol and alpha-tocopherol isomers, it helps block bone loss after ovariectomies which bring about a loss of estrogen. (2) Vitamin E is probably better known as a strong antioxidant which scavenges the body for free radicals, but its benefits for bone is getting notice.
So this holiday, enjoy some pecans for your bones. And the holidays seem to find them everywhere: in cakes, cookies, snacks, and salads. The extra sugar with some of these pecan goodies may not be good for you in excess, but at least you can feel you are getting some health benefit with pecans in them! They’re a good source of Vitamin E and magnesium. They're also full of protein, fiber and "good" fats! (3)
So, try out this recipe for simple spiced pecans. Take some Vitamin E in addition to your calcium and Vitamin D for osteoporosis and bone health. Then, contact OrthoIllinois Chiropractic for an appointment to discuss your risk for osteoporosis and more nutritional tips to keep your bones healthy and osteoporosis at bay.
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