Sunday, October 18, 2009

4 Foods for Good Bone Health

It is so important to promote good bone health. Unfortunately at a young age I found I have severe osteopenia - the beginning stages of osteoporosis. I found this article of helpful information from and wanted to share:

Did you know that you can help promote healthy bones no matter what your age? It's not difficult - simply add the following foods to your diet:

Non-fat dairy products. They are a good source of calcium, an essential mineral which is important to bone health.

Non-dairy calcium-rich foods. Sardines, canned salmon (with bones), dark leafy greens, whole soy foods like tofu, and calcium-fortified products such as soy milk and orange juice are good calcium-rich options for those who don't eat dairy.

Whole vegetables and fruit. They provide potassium, magnesium, vitamin C and beta carotene, all of which have been linked to higher total bone mass.

Spinach, tofu, almonds, broccoli, lentils, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are good sources of magnesium - vital for healthy bones.

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