Nutritional Superheros for Bone Density
The National Osteoporosis Foundation has a startling statistic about bone health that states:
”Approximately 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and another 44 million have low bone density, placing them at increased risk.”
You can prevent or lower your risk of low bone density through diet and exercise, specifically resistance training.
Calcium & Vitamin D - The Bone Strength Superheros!
Most Americans know that calcium is important for keeping your bones strong, but many don’t know about Vitamin D’s role.
Calcium and Vitamin D work together to increase absorption of each other in your body.
Vitamin D’s main source is sunshine, however, during winter months, Vitamin D is a little harder to come by. Including a Vitamin D supplement over the winter, eating fatty fish like Salmon and Tuna, or including Vitamin D fortified foods can help keep your levels up. Check food labels for fortified milk, pastured eggs, cereals and more!
In addition to these superheros, Magnesium, Vitamin K and Omega-3 can boost your efforts in keeping your bones strong.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation has a great list of foods to include in your diet. You can find it here: https://www.nof.org/patients/treatment/nutrition/