According to a report, while most women realize how important Vitamin D and calcium are for building strong bones, few are aware of dietary factors which may rob them of this essential mineral. Reportedly, while your body needs protein in order to build healthy bones, when you consume too much protein, it can manufacture chemicals in the body known as sulfates. Sulfates, have been reported to affect the bones ability to retain essential calcium and animal protein has been found to be more of a concern for health conscious women than vegetable proteins.
It has also been reported that the amount of caffeine you consume daily plays a vital role in the body's ability to retain calcium. Allegedly, women who consume more than four cups of coffee daily, face an increased risk of developing osteoporosis. Researchers have reported that diet cola and cola soft drinks may also contribute to bone loss, although it is uncertain if this is caused by the caffeine or the combination of caffeine and the phosphorus the sodas contain. Researchers reportedly agree, that the best way to prevent bone loss, is to ensure that you offset any loss by getting your daily requirements.