Old age makes bones weak and brittle. This is MYTH.
In fact, poor nutrition and unhealthy food habits are one of the main reasons for bones to lose strength and density. Bones, like all other tissues are made up of protein, calcium phosphate, calcium carbonate and other minerals, and it's importance to get enough nutrients in the body to keep the bones healthy.
Here are some foods you must include in your diet.
Boost your Calcium consumption
You must already know that calcium is an essential component keeping your bones strong and healthy. So, include dairy products like milk and yogurt, fish, leafy greens, broccoli, dried figs and nuts to your diet.
Include Vitamin D to your diet
Most people are unaware of the benefits of Vitamin D. For your bones to absorb calcium from the food, it is important to consume vitamin-D in the form or food or supplements. Since there is very few food like fish and liver that contain vitamin-D, your doctor might prescribe Vitamin-D supplements to strengthen your bones.
Consume lots of fruits and raw vegetables
Nutrients like magnesium, potassium, vitamin c and vitamin k are vital in keeping your bones strong. Hence, include vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, red/green peppers, broccoli, leafy veggies and sprouts to your diet. Fruit like grapefruit, apples, strawberries, oranges, papaya, bananas, prunes and pineapples are also very beneficial for bone health.
Cut the sodium intake
Sodium is known to be bad for the bones. Hence, it is advisable to cut back on salt in food. Sodium is also used as a taste enhancer and a preservative in hotels and restaurants, so it's best to avoid eating out.Better bones make life better, so, stop blaming your age and take control of your life!