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Acidic Diets Cause Bone Loss; Alkaline Diet Protect Calcium in Bones

By Mike Adams, December 4, 2008 | Key concepts: Alkaline diet, Bone loss and Calcium

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New research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reveals that an acidic diet based on proteins, cereals and phosphoric acid (in sodas) directly results in the loss of bone mineralization. At the same time, a diet high in alkalize substances (vegetables, fruits, minerals, etc.) protects bones from calcium loss.

The study used bicarbonate, a simple alkaline mineral, to test the theory of whether the dietary intake of alkaline substances would reduce bone loss of calcium. The verdict? Absolutely, it does. As the study author explained, "Our study found that bicarbonate had a favorable effect on bone resorption and calcium excretion. This suggests that increasing the alkali content of the diet may attenuate bone loss in healthy older adults."

In plain language, it means that eating a more alkaline diet reduces the risk of bone loss, and it almost certainly also decreases the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures at the same time (since "osteoporosis" is just a fancy name for "fragile bones").

Interestingly what the study did NOT speculate on was the rate of bone loss caused by highly acidic dietary substances such as phosphoric acid (found in sodas).

It would be fascinating to see this study repeated with alkaline water, as consumers can make their own alkaline water at home, right now, using various water alkalizing machines.

One company I know of that makes an outstanding Chanson water alkalizer is:

There are others available across the 'net, and in the future, I plan to do a review on one or more of these machines.

NaturalNews has no financial relationship with HealingWaterMachines (or any water alkalizer company).

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Acidic Diets Cause Bone Loss; Alkaline Diet Protect Calcium in Bones

From Nutraingredients.com: Tufts researchers, in collaboration with scientists from Northeastern University in Boston, recruited 171 men and women aged 50 or older and randomly assigned them to receive supplements of potassium bicarbonate, sodium bicarbonate, potassium chloride or placebo for three months.... more

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