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Plant foods preserve muscle mass
Fruits and vegetables contain essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that are essential for health. A study by Agricultural Research Service (A.R.S) scientists suggests that plant foods also help to preserve muscle mass!
Bess Dawson-Hughes, M.D., a physician and nutrition specialist at Tufts University, led the study. The typical American diet is rich in animal protein and other acid-producing processed foods. Acidosis appears to trigger a muscle-wasting response. The researchers looked at measures of lean body mass and diets relatively high in potassium-rich, alkaline-residue-producing fruits and vegetables. Foods can be considered alkaline or acidic based on the residues they produce in the body rather than whether they are alkaline or acidic themselves. For example, acidic grapefruits are metabolized to alkaline residues. Those participants whose diets were rich in potassium could expect to have 3.6 more pounds of lean tissue mass compared with those with half the higher potassium intake. Thus, diets high in fruits and vegetables, and therefore potassium, might help neutralize acidosis and maintain muscle mass.
For more information, visit: (Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2008; 87:662665.) COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale, Cengage Learning. COPYRIGHT 2010 Vegetus Publications
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