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New Roads Mediterranean Diet Lowers Risk Of Cognitive Decline, Osteoporosis & Fracture Risk

Thoughts of the Mediterranean bring postcard-worthy images of gorgeous blue ocean waters, sandy beaches, cloudless blue skies…and food? Yes, food! New Roads Chiropractic Center presents nutrition tips, and the Mediterranean diet is bantered around the nutrition world for its multiple health benefits as well it should in our chiropractic world, too. Fish, fruits, and veggies are healthy for all of us in this New Roads chiropractic family!


With the expanding recognition that diet offers a beneficial role in health and prevention of disease issues like osteoporosis, bone loss, etc., guidelines are being developed. A recent paper with suggestions for guidelines recommended a mediterranean-type diet with daily consumption of 2 to 3 dairy products to provide calcium and protein adequate enough to preserve normal calcium-phosphorous balance and bone metabolism all of which are related to a decreased risk of fracture. (1) In other papers, the Mediterranean diet has been said to reduce hip fracture risk. Another recent paper explains that there is indication that a modified or alternative Mediterranean diet like the DASH (“Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension”) diet may also decrease hip fracture risk in addition to risk of lumbar spine osteoporosis in women. (2) A study just released this past month showed that older adults who adhered the Meditterranean Diet more strictly had lower odds of developing cognitive decline. (3) Better BMD, reduced osteoporosis odds, decreased probability of cognitive decline and hip fracture may be motivating to check out and follow the Mediterranean diet, yes? New Roads Chiropractic Center finds these new studies quite interesting to share with our New Roads chiropractic patients and their families.


Good stuff! Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, healthy fats (olive oil, nuts, seeds), yogurt, seafood/fish, a little red wine, and lots of water, un-sugared sparkling water, juices. It proposes avoiding sugars, refined grains, ultra-processed foods, etc. (4) These are all possible if not easy!

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Make your New Roads chiropractic appointment today. When you think of the Mediterranean, we anticipate that food becomes part of the image, a pretty and healthy picture especially when incorporated into an overall healthy New Roads chiropractic treatment plan!

 New Roads mediterranean diet good for body and mind, part of New Roads chiropractic treatment plan for some
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