Here we have some nutrients and food items rich in those nutrients which are essential for the bone growth and should be a part of your regular diet.
A healthy life paves a way to a healthy body which eventually leads to a healthy life. When we talk about a healthy diet it means that it should comprise of all the essential nutrients in a proportion so that no one is overpowering the other. Although all the nutrients are equally important for the overall growth of the body, some specific nutrients have a better and more powerful effect on some parts. Where our skeletal system is the one of the most important organ systems of the human body which provides it with a structure and also helps to protect the internal organs from any kind of external damage, it is important to spare some time and give some attention to its well-being. As we know that this skeletal system comprises bones, cartilages, tendons and ligaments of the body, let us take a deep dive into the article and learn about some food items that will make our bones healthy and the skeletal system strong with our expert Dr. Manan Vora, Orthopedic and Sports Medical Expert.
As said that a healthy and balanced diet is important for a person’s overall growth and development, it will also help to build healthy bones from an early age but will also help them to maintain them throughout your life. Here we have some nutrients and food items rich in those nutrients which are essential for bone growth and should be a part of your regular diet with Dr. Manan Vora.
One thing that we all have been taught since early childhood and still stands valid is that consuming calcium plays an important role in the formation of bones and maintaining bone health throughout life. Calcium is an essential mineral that is required for good health and is naturally found in many food items. An adult needs 700 mg of calcium in a day which can be consumed by taking a balanced diet. Let us have a closer look at what all food items are rich in calcium and can be consumed on a regular basis to achieve healthy bones.
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Eat your greens in order to stay fit and healthy and for your bone health as well. Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, cabbage, okra and broccoli are a good source of calcium and are best when eaten raw or in a slightly cooked form as by consuming your green veggies in this particular way would help you to reap maximum benefits out of it.
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Nuts like pistachios, almonds and sunflower seeds are rich in calcium content and are considered to be ideal for preventing osteoporosis.
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Those of you who have ditched the sunlight because of the fear of getting that sun tan and losing your fair glow. Well you are totally going to regret that because that sunlight was what your bones really needed. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient required for the growth and maintenance of your bones. Vitamin D is essential for the absorption of calcium and hence taking calcium supplements and a diet rich in calcium would not do any good if your body lacks the required amount of vitamin d. 10 mg of vitamin d is required by an adult on a daily basis. Although it is quite difficult to get this nutrient from our daily diet as most of our vitamin d is from the action of the sun on our skin but here are some of the food items that would help you to overcome the deficiency of vitamin d a bit as these are a rich source of this nutrient and will help you to get stronger and healthier bones.
This article has been created based upon the post by Dr. Manan Vora, Orthopedic and Sports Medical Doctor on his instagram account.
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