Drinking these juices will significantly strengthen the bones.Regular consumption of orange and grapefruit juice prevents the development of osteoporosis.
To such conclusion scientists from the Texas A&M University (Texas A&M University’s), conducted experiments on rats, writes the Chronicle.info with reference to healthystyle.
Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by progressive decrease in bone density. In most cases the disease develops after age 50; most common manifestation are the fractures of the femoral neck, vertebrae or tubular bones. Scientists led by Farzad Deyhim (Farzad Deyhim) conducted experiments on 36 male rats.
Half of the rats were castrated to reduce the level of male sex hormone testosterone (testosterone decline is typical for older men). 1/3 of the animals from this group received regular grapefruit juice, 1/3 orange juice and 1/3 normal water.
The other half of rodents led a normal life and served for control. After two months of experiments, scientists have studied the bone tissue of animals. It was found that rats treated with grapefruit and orange juice, bone density increased, and the bones have become more robust than their relatives.