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 soymilk 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.