11 Top Foods for Healthy Bones

A bone-building breakfast: Eggs and calcium and vitamin D-fortified orange juice. (Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

A bone-building breakfast: Eggs and calcium and vitamin D-fortified orange juice. (Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

Noshing on these 11 foods can help you maintain strong bones and avoid osteoporosis (via Health):

  1. Yogurt is rich in both calcium and vitamin D, both of which are essential for bone health.
  2. Skim milk contains 30 percent of your daily calcium in just one 90-calorie cup. Try blending it into a smoothie for a healthy treat.
  3. Cheese is also a great calcium source, in moderation. Snack on a 1.5 ounce serving of cheddar to get 30 percent of your daily calcium.
  4. Sardines may be an acquired taste, but they’re packed with calcium and vitamin D.
  5. Eggs are a quick way to get 6 percent of your daily vitamin D. Opt for the whole egg (not just the egg white) because the vitamin D is in the yolk.
  6. Salmon contains more than 100 percent of your vitamin D in just one 3-ounce serving. Bonus: it’s also rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.Continue Reading …
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