I hope you are all living your "Fervid 50's".
Memo to all the guys out there (and the women who love you):
Quit walking to the kitchen every time those bone-health commercials for Boniva and Activia come on.
Sally Fields and Jamie Lee Curtis we love you. Really, we do.
But, all the talk about osteoporosis is not for women only.
Twelve million men have bones that are getting thinner and more brittle each day.
I can attest that it is getting harder every year to stay in condition.
My body sounds like a symphony sometimes when I get out of bed in the morning with it's creaks, groans, snaps, crackles and pops.
Well, guess what?
I found some irresistible ways to keep your bones safer, stronger, and younger.
Ah, now you're paying attention!
The bone-saving secret in "brewskis" is silicon, a chemical that stimulates collagen production.
A protein that makes your bones denser and your joints more flexible.
That's right, studies have shown that drinking beer, especially those brews with the most hops and pale malted barley are the richest in dietary, bio available silicon.
Why not join me in promoting better bone health.
Researchers at the Department of Food Science & Technology at the University of California - Davis have confirmed that the average silicon content of beers high in barley and hops ranges from 6.4 to 56.5 ml/L.
They analyzed samples from 100 commercial beers bought at a local grocery store and found that on average, the silicon content was 29.4 parts per million (ppm).
Indian Pale Ales, or IPAs, led the way, averaging 41.2 ppm.
Ales in general averaged 32.8 ppm, regular lagers 23.8 ppm, and light lagers 17.2 ppm.
Could life be any better?
Here's another surprising drink for better bones......Milk !!!
Well, not regular milk, anyway.
In their book YOU: Staying Young, RealAge experts Mehmet Oz, MD (That's right....Dr. Oz), and Michael Roizen, MD, tout the bone-friendly attributes of kefir, a fermented dairy drink.
Two Benefits for Bones
What's kefir got that's so great?
It helps prevent the death of osteoblasts -- cells that are responsible for forming new bone.
Vitamin K2 also escorts calcium out of your blood and into your bones so it can do its job of making bones stronger.
That's two bone benefits for the price of one drink!
Great! Many dishes (non fried, please!) are full of broccoli, bok choy, and edamame (soybeans), which means they're bursting with bone-strengthening calcium.
But go easy on the soy sauce; salt flushes out calcium.
How about pulling out the old "Bullet" and creating a tall frosty, creamy drink with beer, bananas and brown rice?
Weight-bearing exercises like push-ups, planking, pull ups, hiking, and carrying your sweetie's groceries toughen bones as well as muscles.
Men with osteoporosis are often low in zinc, which is used in the bone-building process.
If you don't eat these zinc-rich foods, consider a 15 milligram zinc supplement.
Add a bone-strengthening combo supplement with 600 milligrams of calcium, 1,000 international units of vitamin D3, and 200 to 300 milligrams of magnesium.
I try to take all of my vitamins daily.
If you want more tips on exercise and a healthy lifestyle go ahead and click on the "HEALTH" tab on my blog category bar on the right side of this page and you will find plenty of great ideas in my earlier blogs.
So let's be healthy and have a beer today !!!!
Thanks for joining me..........................