Need another reason to drop your high-fat, high-carb diet? How about weak joints as you age?

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Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about joint health. We are more interested in getting that perfect bicep peak or beefing up those quads. But cartilage and joints are important (obviously), and working out has been shown to strengthen them, so you should have resilient joints as you age if you keep up the workouts. But a recent study from the Queensland University of Technology in Australia says you also need to drop the bad eating habits if you want to keep from having deteriorated cartilage—aka osteoarthritis—once you reach retirement age.

For the study, researchers tested a bunch of diets that were rich in saturated fats like butter, coconut oil, palm oil, and animal fat along with simple carbs—the components of your basic junk food or fast food diet. “Our findings suggest that it’s not wear and tear but diet that has a lot to do with the onset of osteoarthritis,” said study lead Yin Xiao, Ph.D. “We found that a diet containing simple carbohydrates…

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Need another reason to drop your high-fat, high-carb diet? How about weak joints as you age? was originally posted by Ketogenic Diet

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