Take Care of your bones

November 6th, 2010  |  Published in Health  |  1 Comment

No matter how old or young you may be, taking care of your bones is must. While most of us take them for granted, thinking they’re the strongest and hardest body part, over time bones can deteriorate in quality. Osteoporosis, which is marked by a condition where bones become soft and crack easily, is no longer just a disease of the older generation. More and more youngsters are falling prey to this due to poor eating habits.


There is reason why your mother told you to drink your glass of milk daily. Milk is a vital source of calcium as well as vitamin D. Research suggests that other dairy products like cheese and ice-cream are also good alternatives but while they contain calcium, most do not have vitamin D. You can always opt for a nonfat variety so that you get all the health benefits.


Don’t underestimate your favorite nuts. Those like pumpkin seeds are rich in magnesium, which help with calcium metabolism. Other nuts like almonds and pistachios could also be consumed.


Walnuts are full of omega-3 fatty acid, which has numerous benefits. They also contain alphalinoleic acid, which strengthens the bones.


These vegetables boast of alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, and betacryptoxanthin. Eat them raw in the form of salad.


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