Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and are more likely to break. You can help prevent osteoporosis by getting enough exercise, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and eating foods high in calcium and Vitamin D.
Foods To Help Prevent Osteoporosis
Dairy products. Dairy products such as low- fat and non-fat milk, yogurt and cheese are good choices. Many lactose-free dairy products, such as soy or almond milk, are also available.
Vitamin D is very important because it helps your body use calcium. the milk you buy in the grocery store usually has vitamin D added to it, as do some yogurts. Other food sources containing Vitamin D are fatty fish like salmon, mackerel or sardines; shitake mushrooms; and eggs.
Fish. Canned sardines and salmon (with bones) are good ways to get calcium. You can also get calcium from eating canned shrimp.
Fortified foods. Calcium and vitamin D are sometimes added to certain brands of juices, breakfast foods, soy milk, rice milk, cereals, snacks and breads.
Fruits and vegetables. several studies have linked higher intakes of fruits and vegetables with better overall health and improved bone health. it is not entirely clear why fruits and vegetables promote healthy bones. some scientists believe that fruits and vegetables contain certain nutrients that are beneficial for bones, such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamins CandK.
More research studies will help us to better understand the link between eating fruits and vegetables and bone health. For more information on ways to prevent osteoporosis or increase your nutrient intake, ask your hy-Vee dietitian.
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