The 8 Best Foods for Bone Health


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Osteoporosis and the painful broken bones that accompany it do not have to be a part of normal aging; there are preventative measures you can take to promote optimal bone health and limit your risk of bone loss later in life. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, an estimated 44 million Americans over the age of fifty are at risk for weakened bones and osteoporosis. But no matter how old you are, the habits you adopt now can have a long-range impact on your bones.

Along with regular exercise, the avoidance of smoking, and limiting alcohol to two or three drinks a week, diet is one of the most efficacious ways in which we can nurture our bones.

Most of know we need calcium and vitamin D for healthy bones, but the components that comprise our skeleton are living tissue and require more than just a glass of milk. A good set of bones also requires a constant and adequate supply of protein, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and vitamin K. The following 8 foods are each especially abundant in nutrients that give your bones a boost; treat your bones well now, and they will return the favor later on in life.

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By Melissa Breyer| April 01, 2015
Categories:  Eat

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a Brooklyn-based writer specializing in food, science, and design.

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