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Once a bone is fractured or broken, all the systems of our body aids in repairing it – cells and tissues multiply, hormones are released and antioxidants and amino acids come into play. Although healing a fractured or a broken bone often takes a lot of time and energy, doing these natural ways will definitely help in speeding up the recovery of a broken bone.
Increasing your calcium intake through eating more dairy products and green leafy vegetables is one way of speeding up the recovery process of your broken bone. Some studies have shown, however, that in order to benefit from calcium-rich foods, you also need to consume a hefty amount of foods rich in magnesium. So make sure that you include a good amount of fermented dairy products and leafy greens like spinach and cabbage to your diet.
Other than calcium, our bones are made up of 70 percent minerals, which is why increasing your mineral intake is crucial to quickly heal your broken bone. So make sure that you consume a healthy diet loaded with lean meats, fresh fruits and vegetables and other foods rich in calcium to speed up the recovery process of your bones.
A study done by a group of health experts in Singapore revealed that the recovery period of a broken bone can be sped up by increasing your daily caloric consumption thrice as your normal intake. Your metabolism works overtime to repair your bones, so it’d be beneficial to up your calorie consumption to 6,000 calories each day. Making sure that your body is loaded with these calories will surely help in speeding up your healing process.
Aside from indulging on a healthy diet, exercising regularly also helps in enhancing the healing process of your bone through regeneration. Working out restores the structural strength of your bone once it’s fully healed. It also promotes better blood circulation, which aids in replenishing the nutrients into the area of the broken bone. Just remember though, that exercises should only be performed in the surrounding joints to avoid further damaging your bone.
Applying essential oils like fir needle, helichrysum and cypress regularly also aids in quickly healing a broken bone. Helichrysum repairs the damaged nerve cell tissues, while cypress improves circulation and fir needle speeds up bone repair.
Quickly recovering from a broken bone can be made possible if you just consume the right food and perform the right exercises. So make sure that you put these tips to work so you could a faster recovery from a broken bone.