A new study finds that restricting protein in the diet may be bad for the bones, leading to less calcium absorption and a trend towards reduced bone mass:
This is interesting as it shows the exact opposite of the Acid-Alkaline myth, still common in vegan circles. This failed theory claims that high-protein and low-carb diets would lead to acidic blood, dissolving the bones. However it’s simply wrong on both counts, something that’s been proven long ago.
At least two high-quality studies have shown that people on low-carb diets (usually at least moderate in protein) maintain their bone mass without any sign of problems [1 2]. And judging from this latest study it seems it may even be beneficial to eat enough protein. Which makes perfect sense as our bones are made from protein, together with minerals like calcium.
Meat and dairy may be the perfect bone-building foods.