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What to Eat for Strong and Healthy Bones

Regardless of age, maintaining strong bones is an essential part of preventing bone diseases like arthritis and osteoporosis from occurring. Find out what to eat and what to avoid with these helpful suggestions from the doctors at Sports Medicine North.

“It is never too late or too early to make dietary changes that will improve your bone health,” says Dr. Clay D. Miller, nonsurgical spine and osteoporosis specialist at Sports Medicine North. “Incorporating certain foods into your daily diet can help protect you from harmful bone diseases.”

  • Eat fruits and vegetables — Foods filled with vitamin C, such as red peppers and oranges, will provide structure for your bones.
  • Consume low-fat dairy products — Increasing your vitamin D intake is one of the best ways to strengthen bones.
  • Eat healthy protein — Soy, beans, oats, and peanut butter are all good options.

Avoid consuming excessive amounts of alcohol, coffee, and soda, which are all commonly associated with weak bones. Incorporating exercises such as swimming, jogging, cycling, and minimal-weight bearing exercises into your lifestyle can also promote bone strength and overall health.

Sports Medicine North provides bone density studies for the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic conditions, as well as the prevention of bone loss. For more information about maintaining strong bones, or to schedule an appointment for a DEXA/bone density study, call Sports Medicine North at (978) 309-3066 or click here to request an appointment online.

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