2. Weak Bones
Older adults are very prone to suffer from weak bones; however, people from other age groups may suffer from it too, but they do not take a keen interest in it. Weak bones result from one’s body having excess acids to deal with. Some of these acids come from within the body itself, while other acids can come from different drugs and foods that we consume on a daily basis. For some people, the acid level in the body can be raised due to the use of drugs and alcohol on a regular basis.
When all this happens, the body tends to do everything in its power to increase the alkaline levels in order to neutralize the high acidic levels. This is because the body needs a neutral pH level of 7 for it to function properly. So how does the body get all this extra alkaline from within the body? The body actually pulls minerals stored in the body tissues. One of these minerals is calcium, which comes from the bones. One of the functions of calcium is to keep the bones strong. So, as a result of calcium being pulled from the bones to neutralize acidic levels, bones can become weak.
So, one might avoid gaining weight, but he or she might end up having weak bones if their acid levels are too high. For athletes that use chemical substances to boost their body functioning level, they might end up having weak bones too. Eventually, their bones might become so brittle that they may end up spending many years using crutches, wheelchairs, or may even become bedridden. The body is an amazing, united being. It somehow performs like a united being that will not let another part fail when it can save it. This is the reason why the bones will give up its calcium in order to save the rest of the body.
Lack of calcium in bones has been found to lead to osteoporosis or osteopenia, which in turn leads to bones weakening. When this happens, the bones become brittle and are easily broken. This is one of the main reasons why patients are often advised by doctors to refrain from consuming foods that are high in acidic content, like beef, soda and any other foods that are rich in sugars and cholesterol levels. Instead, one can enjoy eating by substituting them with natural foods like fruits and other sources of proteins that are not high in acidic content.