Foods that are restricted include:
Salt and very salty foods – salt leaches calcium from bones.
Pure wheat bran – it blocks calcium absorption from food.
Soft drinks, especially cola.
Foods that are maybe OK in some instances include:
Alcohol – limit to less than 2-3 drinks a day.
Caffeinated drinks including coffee and tea – limit to less than 3 cups a day.
Foods that are encouraged include:
Vitamin D-rich foods like low-fat and non-fat dairy fortified with vitamin D, fatty fish like salmon, tuna and sardines.
Calcium-rich foods like low-fat and non-fat dairy, sardines and green leafy vegetables.
Potassium-rich foods like tomatoes, potatoes, oranges and bananas.
Magnesium-rich foods like green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, potatoes and bananas.
Omega-3 foods like fatty fish, soy, walnut and flax seed.
Note: Consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet.