Eating Salt rich diet can weaken bone severely in menopausal women according to latest Research.
Calcium is the primary nutrient for the development of bone. We need it in the right quantity to maintain the bone health.
A healthy bone protects bone from fracture, osteoporosis, weak bone, etc.
But is it enough to eat calcium food? Do need to make changes in diet?
During latest research it was proved that eating a high amount of salt can increase the risk of bone damage.
Women with a high density of calcium in bone are also at risk due to high salt intake.
During research, few women were provided with regular amounts of sodium while other were provided a large quantity of sodium.
During screen testing for calcium density, it was found women with high sodium in the diet has greater loss of calcium.
High intake of sodium in diet increase the alkalinity of blood and urine. With an increase in alkalinity of the body, bone lose calcium to maintain alkaline level. Also due to this kidney damage is severe.
Thus, an increase in sodium intake bone loses calcium. Also, with the increase in calcium loss bone start losing its strength. It becomes porous, and fracture is severe.
Tips to prevent Sodium Overdose
- Limit or avoid processed foods as they contain a high amount of sodium.
- Fast foods like burger, pizza, etc. are a rich source of sodium. We can’t resist it from avoiding it. But for a healthy diet, we have to take control of its portion. If you can’t totally avoid it, then you should eat it weekly but also it limited portion.
- Eat healthy nutrient rich food to get sodium naturally.
- Get enough amount of Vitamin D and Calcium to reverse the loss of calcium from bone.
We need every nutrient is equivalent quantity. But increasing a single nutrient can create an imbalance of other nutrients. With the imbalance in nutrient, there is increased the risk of health problem.
Women after menopause are at highest risk of calcium loss due to high salt intake so eat a healthy diet. Eating calcium rich will not show any benefit if salt intake is not minimized. So choose your food wisely.