Bone Health And Nutrition

When most people think bones, they think calcium. But it’s not the only nutrient. There are other nutrients which play an important role in absorption of calcium, like vitamin D, vitamin K & magnesium. If you don’t get enough calcium in your diet, your body will take calcium from your bones to ensure normal cell function, which can lead to weakened bones or osteoporosis. Approximately 1 in 2 women (& about 1 in 4 men) over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. The bones naturally loose mass, becoming more brittle. Calcium deficiency can also lead to mood problems such as irritability, anxiety, depression & difficulty in sleeping. The best line of defence is your diet- eating the right food, which can give you the maximum bone strength & boost your bone density at any age.

Super Foods For Bone Health

  • Dairy products like milk, yogurt (curd), cheese & paneer.
  • Fatty fish like sardines, salmon, mackerel & tuna.
  • Eggs- Don’t just opt for egg whites- they may cut calories but the vitamin D is in the yolk.

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