A balanced diet helps grow and maintain healthy bones from childhood.
Your bones require calcium and vitamin D to absorb it.
Poor bone health can lead to rickets, osteoporosis, and later-life fall-related fractures.
A balanced diet should include all the nutrients you need for healthy bones.
A nutritious diet, exercise, and avoiding osteoporosis risk factors are all essential to bone health.
Adults need 700mg calcium daily. You should receive enough calcium from a diversified and balanced diet.
Spinach is high in calcium, however oxalate decreases calcium absorption, making it a poor calcium source.
Short daily sun exposure without sunscreen can make vitamin D from late March/April to September. Everyone should take a vitamin D supplement daily in fall and winter, when sunlight is scarce.