Good Foods for Bone Health

Nutrition, Osteoporosis, Women's Health
on February 7, 2008

You already know that the calcium in dairy foods can help strengthen your bones. Now, research from Tufts University reports that fruits and vegetables could be the newest osteo super foods. The multi-colored munchies protect bone by blocking damaging by-products of meat and grains that become harder for your body to dispose of as you age, says Dr. Bess Dawson-Hughes, director of Tufts’ Bone Metabolism Laboratory. Nine servings of fruits/veggies per day is ideal for protecting bone, she says, but even six servings–or fewer if you limit meat and grains–could make a difference.