Osteoporosis

24 January 2008

Weekly tip – Omega-3 vs. osteoporosis

Consuming foods rich in the plant omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid, such as walnuts and flaxseed oil, can give your bones a healthy boost, according to new research.

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Consuming foods rich in the plant omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid, such as walnuts and flaxseed oil, can give your bones a healthy boost, according to new research from the United States.

Take action:
Make a point of increasing your intake of these healthy fats. Invest in flaxseed oil capsules or buy the oil and add a few drops to your yoghurt and cereal every morning. Explore the many uses of walnuts: add the nuts to smoothies, salads and desserts or munch on a handful every other day. Just bear in mind that nuts have a high calorie count, so try to cut back on other fats at the same time.

Read more: Omegas: what you should know

 

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Tereza is the CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and worked as a Nursing Sister in the field of Osteoporosis for 18 years prior to her appointment with the Foundation. She used to be the Educational Officer for the Foundation and co-wrote the patient brochure on Osteoporosis. Read more

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