We all want to keep our bones strong as we age. It has been estimated that just over 200 million people are suffering from osteoporosis. According to 2018 statistics from the International Osteoporosis Foundation, 1 in 3 women over the age of 50 years and 1 in 5 men will experience osteoporotic fractures in their lifetime worldwide.
You do not have to be one of them! There are several things you can add to your diet that boost bone density and stave off osteoporosis. Let’s take a look at some examples.
Eat your greens! – Dark leafy greens such as kale, collard greens, turnip greens, Chinese cabbage, and boy chow
Sweet Potato – Why sweet potato? – Magnesium. If you are low, it can throw off your Vitamin D balance which can affect bone health. 1 sweet potato has both magnesium and potassium in high amounts to bolster you back up.
Grapefruits or Navel Oranges – These add vitamin C to your diet. Also helping with bone health.
Fresh Tuna – Vitamin D, omega 3 fatty acids, and calcium. Canned is ok too but fresh is always better.
Almonds and Almond Butter – Boosts calcium, protein, and other poly nutrients.
Prunes and Figs – these dried taste treats can slow the bone breakdown in your body.
Molasses – Blackstrap molasses has a whopping 41mg of calcium per spoonful. Try using it as your sweetener for baking!
Collagen – food made of gelatin is great for bones. Collagen helps to hold the bone together and make it bendable. You may also opt for collagen supplements.
Keeping your bones strong and healthy should be thought about while you are still young. Waiting until you have a problem later in life can leave you with limited options to make a few dietary changes and add weight-bearing exercise to your workout program for the very best results and happy retirement years.
Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft Myers, FL
Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?
Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.