10 Best Foods for Brittle Bones
By Melanie Haiken, Caring.com senior editor
To build strong bones and keep them sturdy, you need a diet that contains a lot of calcium and magnesium. But there’s more to it than that — you also need plenty of protein and vitamins B, D, and K.
Paying attention to bone health when deciding what to eat is more important than you might think. More than 10 million people over age 50 have osteoporosis, while another 34 million have osteopenia, which means they’re on their way. Astonishingly, one expert panel says that by 2020, half of all Americans will have brittle bones.
Thanks to your mother’s admonitions to drink your milk, you probably know that’s one important bone-building food. But there are many other ways to make your diet bone-friendly. Here are ten foods packed with bone-building nutrients.
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