food for bone health

Along with supplements, recipes with nutrient rich ingredients, such as eggs and kale, can positively affect your health, including your bones. Check out this recipe from Eating Well for a healthy dish high in calcium.

The bones and muscles in your body depend on nutrients rich in calcium and vitamin D to maintain strength and health for a long and active life.

Some calcium dense foods include:

  • Leafy green vegetables such as Kale, broccoli, Chinese cabbage (bok choy)
  • sardines, salmon, and other soft-bone fish
  • Tofu
  • Breads, pastas, and grains
  • Calcium-fortified cereals, juices, and other beverages.

While many foods contain some Vitamin D, few contain enough to meet the daily recommended levels for optimal bone health. Our bodies can make vitamin D when our skin is exposed to sunlight. However, sunscreen, although important, can block our skin's natural ability to make vitamin D. Because of this, most doctors recommend vitamin D supplements to reach optimal levels for bone health.

If you have any concerns about the health of your bones, Orthopedic Associates' comprehensive Bone Health Program will review your bone health risk factors and connect you with resources and testing to help improve the health of your bones.

Make a telehealth appointment with one of our certified physician assistants by calling our office at 937-425-1562 for more information on protecting your bones.