You are the backbone of your family. It’s no question then how important it is for you to take care of your own support system - your bones! Try these foods to help get stronger bones.
Say hello to dairy!
Dairy products are excellent sources of calcium. This includes milk, cheese, and other dairy products.
Dark leafy greens and dried beans have varying concentrations of calcium. Think broccoli, cabbage, okra, and kale. On the other hand, spinach, which is high in calcium, is not a great food choice for stronger bones because it contains oxalates which prevents the body from absorbing calcium.
The power of Soy
Soya beans, soya drinks with added calcium, and tofu (which is made by coagulating soy milk) are both tasty and easy options high in calcium that you can add to your diet.
Snacking can be tricky, especially when everyone is pressed for time. Instead of reaching out for that quick brownie or cookie, keep dried fruits such as raisins, prunes, figs and dried apricots around!
Try something fishy
Everyone knows that Vitamin D helps the body absorb more calcium. And while sun remains the most important source of Vitamin D, fish like salmon, tuna, mackerel, and fish liver oil are among the best sources of Vitamin D.