It’s almost inevitable that we will lose bone mass and density as we age. While bone loss may be unavoidable as we reach the golden years, there are some sustenances you can add to your diet that can decrease bone weakness and breakdown. So, next time you plan a meal, try these “bone-a-fide” superfoods!
Green Leafy Vegetables
The darker the leafy greens, the better! From collard greens to spinach and kale, these natural snacks pack a punch of calcium. They are also rich in vitamins A, C, E, and K as well as a good source of fiber to boot!
According to WebMD, if your body is low on magnesium, it can cause your vitamin D to go off balance. Since potassium neutralizes the acid in your body that can lead to calcium breakdown in your bones, eating a medium-sized baked potato can replenish a lack of magnesium and potassium.
Sardines and Canned Salmon
Because their bones are edible, these yummy fish delights are packed with calcium. They are also high in omega-3 fatty acids which is beneficial to heart health too!
Did you know that out of all the nuts on earth, almonds are one of the highest in calcium. They are also a great source of magnesium and vitamin E. Eating nuts, in general, can also help lower blood pressure.
Calcium Fortified Foods
Any trip to the grocery store can render you a plethora of options that have your favorite foods and drinks fortified with calcium. From orange juice to your favorite cereal, add some of these items to your cart on your next grocery trip!
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