Onions and Tomatoes Put to the Test for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis and diet: Beyond the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and alkaline-forming qualities of fruits and vegetables in general, are there extra benefits our bones can get from particular produce?

If you missed my previous video, see Three Reasons Why Fruits and Vegetables May Reduce Osteoporosis Risk ( ).

Here is the prune video I mentioned: Prunes for Osteoporosis ( ).

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  • @funth0m says:


  • @andrewpawley8883 says:

    I love this channel!

  • @urban9361 says:

    Thank you 😀👍🏻. Great information as always, delivered with a pinch of humour (blended not stirred please) 😁🙏

  • @misterx3188 says:

    1:38 – Oats… wtf?

  • @eelkeaptroot1393 says:

    Well at least unions also add flavour and store well! Thanks for the info doc!

  • @trevorregay9283 says:

    Wait……..so, essentially these help but no better than just eating any form of fruits and veggies??? Is that the takeaway from this or am I mistaken. It still seems like tomatoes and onions do have a beneficial effect against osteoporosis more so than others……..or did I just get gaslit by all these studies that he preluded before the final Australian study???

    • @GiusyAloe says:

      Al final una dieta plant-based es la verdadera clave para el osteoporosis.. entendiste bien 👍

    • @jaimeayala4231 says:

      This is my interpretation of the data; in order to decrease your risk of bone fractures if you eat from 6 to 9 or more servings of fruits & vegetables, you don’t need to look for specific plants. However, if you eat less than 6 servings then you need to focus on those vegetables that are more helpful like alliums (onion, garlic), cruciferous (arugula, broccoli), tomatoes, prunes and some herbs (rosemary, sage, thyme, parsley and others). Of course, in the biological sciences there’s always something better (or wrong) to be found later.

    • @JudiintheKitchen says:

      @@jaimeayala4231 Well said!

    • @oskariKN25 says:

      The takeaway from this is that, while tomatoes and onions might be more helpful than other common vegetables, you should not favour them specifically just for hyper focusing on bone health. Vegetables are good for your bones either way so eating all kinds is for the best benefit and already known plants to have powerful beneficial health effects like garlic and cruciferous vegetables plus leafy greens like kale should be eaten for the safe assumption of giving the biggest benefit. They also didn’t control the overall diet in the onion study so it could be that they benefit from the extra plant compounds in somewhat animal product filled diet. a whole food plant based eater might not see any special benefit from onions (not that you should not eat them).

  • @deepakhiranandani6488 says:

    Fascinating especially the ending. Thanks.

  • @Jens_1978 says:

    So are Shallots good too ?

  • @peaceloving5298 says:

    Cooked or raw onions?

  • @Scottlp2 says:

    Almonds have been mentioned here previously.

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