Foods that Can Strengthen Your Bones

Edmond, Oklahoma
June 12, 2014 10:34am CST
I would like to start by saying calcium is very important when it comes to strong bones. As you all may know, milk has very high amounts of calcium. If you are lactose intolerant, there are things you can use to supplement the calcium you would get from milk, such as yogurt and cheese. All right, let’s begin with our 3 listed foods that can help strengthen your bones: Milk A glass of milk has substantial nutrients and calcium, which is terrific for bone strength and health Greens Vegetables generally have high calcium content, surprisingly. Some of what are probably your favorite greens have great amounts of calcium; such as, turnip and collard greens. Fortified Foods These are products that did not originally contain calcium, but were enhanced with minerals. Fortified orange juice has around the same amount of calcium as milk per serving. There are also fortified cereals available at your local grocery store. I would also like to add that if you are having trouble reaching your desired calcium intake, there are calcium supplements. You have to be careful with these. It is much better to get your calcium from food the old fashioned way. However, if you decide to use the calcium supplements then it is recommended that you eat while taking your dosage. For best results take no more than 500 milligrams at a time. There are more ways to get the calcium you are looking for! Salmon does wonders for your bones. It has vitamin D, omega 3 fatty acids, and fish oil. Vitamin D is good for the absorption of calcium. Omega 3 fatty acids helps with bones for reasons I'm unsure of, and fish oil has been proven to reduce bone loss in women. Fish oil has also been used in the prevention of osteoporosis. Nuts and seeds are also great for your bones for different reasons. Easy on the salt because it is known for depriving the body of calcium. Without the vitamin D from the sun we could not properly absorb the calcium from our foods. Strong bones are comprised of different variables. Learn more about strong bones and how they affect bone and muscle -
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