Osteoporosis diet

Osteoporosis is also called brittle bones. It’s a condition where our bone loses its density and becomes weaker. This leaves us at greater risk for fractures, poor posture and loss of height.

One in three women and one in five men over 50 have it.

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About This Diet

Foods that are restricted include:
Salt and very salty foods – salt leaches calcium from bones.
Processed foods.
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.

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