Foods That Maintain Bones pt 2


 Following the previous posts here and here, we now know that different minerals and vitamins are required for strong healthy bones. Here are the first 4:



Required for: The main constituent of bones and teeth. Calcium is also needed for blood clotting and for muscle contraction

Sources: Broccoli, figs and sardines. Aim for 100mg a day or 150mg for the elderly



Required for: Important for calcium uptake. For each 100mg of calcium, consume 50mg of magnesium

Sources: Beans, Broccoli, nuts and seeds, especially almonds, pumpkin and sunflower seeds



Required for: This is another essential building block for bones

Sources: Artichokes, asparagus, eggs, oatmeal and sardines



Required for: This aids the metabolism of minerals, and a deficiency can lead to porous bones

Sources: Bananas, bran and leafy green vegetables



Related Posts:

Healthy Eating for Strong Bones

Foods that maintain bones pt 1

Foods that maintain bones pt3


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