Growing up you’ve probably have heard that milk and dairy is best for strong bones. End of story. Is it really just that simple? Yes, calcium is a component to building healthy bones, but there are many more options besides a glass of the white stuff, and they come with additional benefits.
First, what makes a food ideal for your joints and bones? Look for a diet rich in Vitamin D, Magnesium, Vitamin K and, of course, Calcium, plus other components to reduce inflammation of joint pain. Here are our top choices to add to your daily meals and the nutrients they provide.
A true superfood, kale is full of high levels of Vitamin K and Calcium, plus the added benefit of anti-oxidants.
Not only is salmon rich in Vitamin D, but also Omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation and protein to support muscle building to protect bones.
Now readily available at supermarkets everywhere, edamame is the perfect snack to up your calcium, protein and anti-oxidant consumption.
Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries are rich in anti-oxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties.
A great vegan option, firm, calcium-set tofu is loaded with protein, magnesium and calcium.
With these superfoods in your diet, plus regular exercise, you can help build healthy bones from the inside out!
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