Have you ever thought about the power of green leafy vegetables in reducing the risk of hip fractures when you age? Don’t believe? Then do spare some time & read the following facts… you will start believing. And if you start implementing this Wisdom of Wellness, you will very likely be carrying stronger bones as you get older.
Osteoporosis, a condition that makes the bones week & prone to fractures, is a major health concern, especially in ageing populations. It is associated with fragility fractures of the hip, spine, and wrist. As far as the hip fracture is concerned, it contributes to both morbidity (disability) and mortality (death) in the elderly.
According to a recent study, around 20% of the Indian population will be older than 60 years by 2020, and the annual incidence of hip fractures will reach an alarming 600,000. Based on current mortality data, an estimated 40% of these individuals will die within a year.
It becomes important to think about natural ways to prevent this physical, emotional & financial loss of handling so much of disability in our elders in the near future.
A STUDY NAMED ‘THE NURSES‘ HEALTH STUDY’ FOLLOWED OVER 72,000 WOMEN FOR 10 YEARS AND REVEALED THAT THOSE WHO ATE A SINGLE SERVING OF LETTUCE OR OTHER LEAFY GREEN VEGETABLES DAILY CUT THEIR RISK OF HIP FRACTURE BY HALF AS COMPARED TO EATING ONE SERVING OF LEAFY GREENS PER WEEK.
So, add that extra cup of green vegetables in the daily diet in addition to a close watch on Vitamin D & Calcium intake to keep the bones strong for a healthy & mobile life ahead.
Stay blessed, stay informed & LiveLifeMore !!!