01 Jul

Olives can prevent bone illnesses

New research suggests a diet high in olive oil, vegetables and fruit may help prevent osteoporosis.

With poor diet one of the key factors in brittle bone diseases French scientists have discovered the antioxidants that are present in olives can help ward off the degenerative bone illness.

While performing tests on the olive plant the researchers found that some of its compounds helped protect bones.

Osteopath Dr Geoff Hayhurst, the man behind Paradox Omega 3/6/9 Oil, said the findings show the necessity for people to eat a diet rich in olive oil, vegetables and fruit.

“Antioxidants can help prevent the inflammatory processes from occurring and also help calcium absorption which is important during growth and in the prevention of diseases like osteoporosis,” he said.

“By following a Mediterranean diet with plenty of olive oil, fruit and vegetables you can introduce more antioxidants into your body and for those whose lifestyle does not permit taking in antioxidants through fruit and vegetables, supplements are available.”

It is estimated that somewhere in the region of 300,000 people in Ireland over the age of 50 suffer from osteoporosis.

Deemed as the biggest global healthcare problem by the World Health Organisation, it is also known as the ‘silent killer’ as many people are not actually diagnosed until they have had multiple independent fractures

Already, one in three women over 50 years, one in two women over 65 years and one in five men and even children can be affected by this extremely serious illness.

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One Response to “Olives can prevent bone illnesses”

  1. genia Says:

    Osteoporosis is a dangerous disease. Basically it attacks aged people. Beside Olive, I know some other useful herbs which are helpful for Osteoporosis alfalfa, chamomile, dandelion leaf, oat straw, parsley, plantain, stinging nettles.

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