It's not too early or too late to think about your bones! Find out what happens in your bones according to your age and how to keep them strong.
In childhood and adolescence, most of our bone growth and bone solidity occurs. By the age of 18 , girls reach their utmost bone solidity. For boys, it is up to the age of 20 years. In middle-age, it is necessary to maintain bone density and try to slow the rate of bone loss. As we get older, the density of our body bones decreases. After menopause, women are particularly at risk of osteoporosis.
Potassium, vitamin K and magnesium help your body consume and use calcium. Get these important nutrients by eating healthy foods like vegetables and fruits, legumes (beans, peas, lentils), nuts, seeds, whole grains and fish. Protein helps build muscle, which helps to keep bones strong. Eat protein-rich foods such as meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, legumes (beans, peas, lentils), nuts and seeds.
Consuming too much caffeine can reduce the amount of calcium you absorb. Do not exceed 500mg of caffeine per day for adults (about 2-3 cups of coffee per day). Pregnant and lactating women should not have more than 300 mg of caffeine per day.
Drinking alcohol can cause bone loss. If you drink, there are no more than 2-3 drinks per day.
If you smoke, you may be at greater risk of rapid bone loss and bone fractures than non-smokers.
Set a goal to be active for at least 150 minutes each week. Here are some remedies to help keep your bones strong. Try: