June 14, 2021

Diet and Osteoporosis

Foods to Limit or Avoid if you Think you May Have OsteoporosisNaomi Loomis has made her mission to become an active participant in her health and charities that promote awareness of Osteoporosis-which is a condition that weakens the bones and makes them prone to injury. Aside from leading an extremely active lifestyle with family and friends, Naomi Loomis has an intimate knowledge of the dangers of Osteoporosis. As a young woman-at the young age of 39-and leading a healthy active life, she broke her hip due to Osteoporosis. After a long recovery of physical therapy and a healthful diet, Naomi was able to return to the active lifestyle she had; but it could have been prevented. Below, Naomi Loomis offers a review of the most important foods to include in your diet for healthy bones, as well as the foods that should be avoided to thwart Osteoporosis.

Foods to Eat

Though some of these are likely ones you already associate with healthy, strong bones; others may surprise you; and the more of these healthful foods that you can include in your everyday diet, the better the likelihood of bolstering bone strength, and avoiding the dangers of Osteoporosis.

  •         Dairy products: low-fat or non-fat cheeses, milks, and yogurt contain Vitamin D nutrients, vital for bone strength.
  •          Potassium and Vitamin C-rich fruits: tomatoes, papaya, bananas, oranges, prunes, grapefruits, pineapples, and strawberries.
  •         Calcium-rich Veggies: broccoli, dandelion greens, cabbage, okra, turnip greens, collard greens, and kale.
  •         Magnesium-rich Veggies: spinach, artichokes, tomatoes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, collar greens, okra, beet greens, and plantains.
  •         Vitamin C and K-rich Veggies: red/green peppers, broccoli, brussel sprouts, kale, collard greens, mustard greens, spinach, and collard greens.
  •         Fish: Canned salmon and sardines.

Foods to Limit/Avoid

Again, some may be no-brainers for health, but a few might surprise you-or possibly remind you of how important what you eat is in affecting your overall bodily health.

  •         Alcohol
  •         Soda
  •         Caffeine
  •         Tea
  •         Salty foods