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Baton Rouge Mediterranean Diet Lowers Risk Of Cognitive Decline, Osteoporosis & Fracture Risk

October 31, 2023

Thoughts of the Mediterranean bring postcard-worthy images of gorgeous blue ocean waters, sandy beaches, clear blue skies…and food? Yes, food! Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers presents nutrition tips, and the Mediterranean diet is talked up 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 our Baton Rouge chiropractic family!


With the expanding recognition that diet plays 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 endorsed a mediterranean-type diet with daily consumption of 2 to 3 dairy products to deliver calcium and protein sufficient enough to maintain normal calcium-phosphorous balance and bone metabolism all of which are related to a reduced risk of fracture. (1) In other papers, the Mediterranean diet has been said to reduce hip fracture risk. Another new paper states that there is indication that a modified or alternative Mediterranean diet like the DASH (“Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension”) diet may also reduce hip fracture risk in addition to threat of lumbar spine osteoporosis in females. (2) A study just released this past month showed that older adults who followed the Meditterranean Diet closely had reduced chances of developing cognitive decline. (3) Better BMD, reduced osteoporosis odds, lower risk of cognitive decline and hip fracture may be motivating to try and follow the Mediterranean diet, yes? Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers finds these new studies quite interesting to share with our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients and their families.


What foods are in the mediterranean diet? 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 simple!

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Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today. When you think of the Mediterranean, we bet that food turns out to be part of the image, a pretty and healthy picture especially when incorporated into a complete healthy Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan!

Baton Rouge mediterranean diet good for body and mind, part of Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan for some