Top Foods to Promote Bone Health
Whether you’re thinking about your bone health or simply want to support local farmers, the Dallas Farmers Market is a great way to get healthy, delicious food into your family’s daily diet. The market is located at 1010 S. Pearl Expressway and open Thursdays through Mondays from 8 AM to 5 PM. On their website, the Dallas Farmers Market provides a guide to show which items are in-season, which will help you plan your shopping lists and weekly meals!
While shopping for food at the market, or even in your local grocery store, it is important to load up on items that will contribute to strong bones. Eating the right foods today will help prevent or postpone potential arthritic conditions in the future. With this in mind, be sure to stock up on foods rich in:
- Calcium – This is the king of nutrients that are essential for bone health. Most people are already aware that dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt, etc.) are excellent sources, but you can also find calcium in spinach, collard greens, kale, okra, broccoli, sardines, and salmon.
- Magnesium – This mineral helps your body absorb and metabolize calcium, but also can contribute to the strength and hardness of bones and teeth. Find this valuable mineral in artichokes, raisins, potatoes, plantains, and sweet potatoes.
- Potassium – Active in neutralizing bone-depleting metabolic acids, potassium is a key component of a diet that promotes healthy bones. Potassium is found in such foods as tomatoes, oranges, papaya, potatoes, prunes, and orange juice.
- Vitamin C – Calcium is obviously important in building strong bones and preventing fractures, but researchers are learning that Vitamin C also plays a strong role in these functions. It is widely known that oranges are a good source for this vitamin, but so are kiwi fruits, strawberries, pineapples, Brussels sprouts, and peppers (green and red).
There are a variety of bone health issues that can strike your feet and ankles, so it is important to visit a podiatric practice that has the knowledge and expertise to tackle any problem you might face. Dallas Podiatry Works is that practice. We have offices conveniently located in Dallas and Plano, TX, to better serve our patients. If you have questions about a bone-healthy diet or need effective treatment for an injury or ailment, contact us by calling toll free (888) 716-5283 or using our online form today.
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