Foods That Maintain Bones pt 3

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Following the previous post, mentioning 4 important minerals for strong bones here, now we will see some important vitamins and a couple more minerals which are essential for strong bones. 

 

Vitamin A

Required for: This is needed for the uptake of calcium. It’s often deficient in smokers

Sources: Orange coloured fruits and vegetables, fish liver oil and meats

 

Vitamin D

Required for: This vitamin helps to metabolise calcium

Sources: Avocado, eggs, fish oils and liver. A small amount can also be manufactured by the body from sunlight

 

Vitamin K

Required for: This helps in the synthesis of bone proteins. Yoghurt with active bacterial cultures helps to create vitamin K in the intestines

Sources: Cabbage and Tomatoes

 

Other important minerals for maintaining strong and healthy bones include:

Copper: Important for bone formation, it is found in meat and wholegrain cereals

Sulphur: Keeps bones healthy. Found in high amounts in eggs, garlic and onions

Zinc: Important for calcium uptake. Found in wheat bran and seafoods

 

Related Posts:

Healthy Eating for Strong Bones

Foods that maintain bones pt 1

Foods that maintain bones pt2

 

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