Women after menopause tend to have osteoporosis due to decrease of estrogen.
But these days there are women of 20s who have osteoporosis due to excessive limitation of meals to lose weight.
Why does aging cause osteoporosis?
Aging lowers the absorption of calcium from the intestines so the shortage of calcium is supplemented by the calcium in the bone. That makes the bones weak and brittle, causing osteoporosis.
Bone density is peak at age of 20-40 and after that it gradually lowers down.
Dairy products have the best absorption ratio of calcium but the ratio is only 40%.
But a food which increases the ratio of calcium absorption and prevents osteoporosis when it is taken together has been discovered recently.
The bone density of 60s women usually decreases 1 % within 6 months without doing anything special. In a research, 60s women whose bone density was low took milk-based drink with the food. 3 month later their bone density increased by 2.4 % on average.
The food effective to increase the absorption ratio of calcium is LEMON.
When citric acid contained in lemon bonds to calcium, the absorption ratio of calcium from the intestines gets better.
Lemon contains 6000 mg of citric acid per 100 grams (Apple: 20 mg, Mandarin orange: 1000 mg).
Simple recipe to take lemon
Lemon Lassi (Fig. 1)
Milk: 100 cc (3.38 oz)
Drinkable yogurt: 100 cc (3.38 oz)
Lemon juice: 2 tablespoons
Honey: 1.5 tablespoons
Mix all the above.
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