Normal adult skeleton consist of 206-208 bones and in women, skeleton represents ~ 16%, in men ~ 18% of weight. Human body begins to form bone mass in childhood reaching maximum bone density at the age of twenty five-thirty years. After that bone mass starts to decrease. At age of 60-70 years, on average, women bone mass decreases by 0.5 percent (often even more) which is the time when greatest risk for osteoporosis or fragile bones occurs. In the world, the latest findings on reducing the risk of osteoporosis include 3 things: regular physical activity and sports, sunbathing (without protective creams) and adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D.
In the early years of bone development, it is very important to have diet rich in essential nutrients for bone growth. It should be noted here that dietary intake surveys show that, for example, women consume half of the recommended amount of calcium and other bone nutrients for optimal bone health. This deficiency is very often found in teens who often eat incorrectly, although it is the teens' young bones that absorb nutrients at a rate nearly twice that of adults.
As the years go, healthy bone mass and density become an important factor in general health and quality of life. Scientists say that adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D used throughout their lives can significantly reduce the risk of osteoporosis. The development of strong bones as a person grow and maintaining of bone weight and density as he ages is critical to health.
It should be remembered that our daily eating habits can contribute to or hinder the absorption of calcium. For example, black and green tea, as well as any type of coffee, promotes calcium leaching from our organism.
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I encourage you to think about your own and children's bone health already today!