Healthy Living, Osteoporosis, Women's Health
By Gale Maleskey, MS, RD on October 1, 2011
Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn
Prunes. Plant compounds called polyphenols in prunes may repair bone density in postmenopausal women. Enjoy three to nine prunes (fresh plums won’t cut it) a day to get the benefits.
Sesame. One tablespoon a day of sesame seeds and sesame paste (aka tahini) provides trace minerals such as magnesium, copper, zinc and manganese that work with calcium to improve bone health.
Kale. Leafy greens like kale are loaded with Vitamin K, which helps binds calcium into bones. Aim for three to four servings a week, as Vitamin K isn’t in most multivitamins.
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