Grana Padano to combat Osteoporosis

The food that we eat can affect our bones. We all know how useful calcium is to the wellbeing of our bones and teeth. Learning about the foods that are rich in calcium, vitamin D (fish, milk and dairy products, such as Grana Padano, eggs, green vegetables) and other nutrients that are important for our bone health and overall health will help us make healthier food choices every day. Osteoporosis, as it is known, is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. As a result, bones become weak and may break from a fall or, in serious cases, from sneezing or minor bumps.
Osteoporosis can be counteracted by a calcium rich diet and, during the scientific conference “Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis “, recently held in Mantua (Italy), it was discussed about the relationship between diet and osteoporosis. The conference faced all the issues related to osteoporosis, and among them, those relating to food best to combat it.
Speakers include Dr. Maria Letizia Petroni, President of the Lombardy section of the Italian Association of Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition (ADI), and she said: “At any time of life, you can prevent or improve bone density through nutrition. The most important nutrient is represented by the calcium. To cover the half of the calcium requirement of a teenager, and 60% of that of a senior person, is enough every day the addition of two tablespoons of grated Grana Padano in pasta dishes or vegetables and three portions of 50 grams per week as a second plate. This food is also suitable for people with lactose intolerance and high cholesterol.”
What great news this is for all cheese lovers!
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