FOOD FOR SENIORS BONE HEALTH

Bone Health

As we get older, our bones get weaker and more brittle. Women in particular are at risk for osteoporosis, below are some suggestions on what to eat to maintain bone health as we age.

Fortified milk: Make sure the milk you’re drinking is fortified with Vitamin D.

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Kale: Kale is rich in Vitamin K and contains calcium.

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Cottage cheese: Cottage cheese is estimated to have between 318 and 156 mg of calcium.

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Fortified orange juice: Fortified OJ is also a great source of Vitamin D.

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Cabbage: Cabbage raises estrogen levels, which is good for aging women.

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Calcium-fortified cereal: WebMD suggests having 1 cup of calcium-fortified cereal for a bone-healthy breakfast.

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Calcium-fortified soy milk: If you’re lactose intolerant, try soy milk, which contains between 80 and 500 mg of calcium if it’s fortified.

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Collards: Just 1/2 a cup of collards contains about 20% of your recommended daily value of calcium.

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Dandelion: Add dandelion to your recipes to get heaping doses of boron and a good share of calcium.

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Yogurt: One cup of yogurt contains between 300 and 400 mg of calcium.

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