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Fruits are the poorest sources of calcium

Which are the fruits to overcome Calcium deficiency for Knees?
(October 5, 2010)

Fruits low in Calcium

Calcium can be found in our bones and teeth. As a result, we need to include calcium in our diets to ensure bone and teeth strength. While fruits might be rich in a variety of minerals, most fruits are actually low in calcium. Fruits low in calcium include bananas, pears, pineapples, kiwi, apples, mangoes, citrus fruits, watermelon, strawberries, pomegranates, honeydew melons, guava. All these fruits are low in calcium and provide around 20 mg of calcium per 100 gm serving.

The content of calcium in oranges is around 71 mg per cup. This accounts only for 7 percent of our daily calcium requirement. If you’ve been advised a low calcium diet, fruits are a good choice.

Fruits for Knee

As we age, our knee strength reduces due to constant wear and tear. To ensure that our knees remain strong and healthy, we need to include certain fruits in our diet. A wholesome bowl of fruits can ensure that our knees are able to overcome the stress that we put on them. Fruits for knees need to be rich in vitamin C and vitamin E. Oranges, grapefruits, and pineapples are good sources of Vitamin C and are considered good fruits for knees. They help to repair the connective tissues in the knee joints. Fruits rich in vitamin E like mango and kiwi prevent enzymes from damaging the cartilage in the joints.

Which fruits are good for strong bones?

Eating fruits for strong bones is one of the best ways to keep bone-related conditions at bay. Strong bones ensure that you remain active and healthy. So, which fruits are good for strong bones? Well, bone health depends on the acid-base balance in our body. In order to maintain this balance, we need to include fruits that are alkaline in our diet. Why? Most of the food we eat, protein-rich foods and cereals, are acidic; these foods lead to the thinning of bones due to the excess excretion of calcium from our body. Hence, to counter this, alkaline fruits are needed. Additionally, fruits for strong bones should also be rich in vitamin K and vitamin D. Fruits like red grapes, blueberries, kiwis, and oranges are best for maintaining good bone health.

Are citrus fruits harmful for arthritis patients?

Tired of the pain and stiffness in the joints of your body? A healthy intake of foods rich in antioxidants can control arthritis-related inflammation. Some experts believe that citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, tangerines, and grapefruit are good sources of antioxidants for the body, and hence, good for arthritis. However, there is a contradictory opinion that while they should help in the management of arthritis (since they are rich in antioxidants), their acidic content may actually worsens symptoms. Why? Too much acid in the body means weaker bones. It is best to consult your doctor or a dietician to determine what’s good for you.
Submitted by E L on October 5, 2010 at 06:05


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