Bad to the Bones
Foods That Can Weaken Bones Might Surprise You
Arthritis Today—June 1, 2016
In the May/June issue of Arthritis Today, Linzy Unger, MS, RD, CDN, a clinical nutritionist at Hospital for Special Surgery, suggests foods that are good options for bone health. Recommendations include:
- Egg yolks, which "are among the few natural food sources of vitamin D" and is needed to "absorb bone-strengthening calcium."
- Canned salmon, which "is also a natural source of vitamin D." The article notes that the small bones in canned salmon are high in calcium.
- Sweet potatoes, which are rich in magnesium and potassium help "process of bone formation and [to] enhance overall bone health."
- Nuts and seeds "are good sources of calcium and magnesium" that promote good bone health.
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