Following the previous post, mentioning 4 important minerals for strong bones here, now we will see some important vitamins and a couple more minerals which are essential for strong bones.
Required for: This is needed for the uptake of calcium. It’s often deficient in smokers
Sources: Orange coloured fruits and vegetables, fish liver oil and meats
Required for: This vitamin helps to metabolise calcium
Sources: Avocado, eggs, fish oils and liver. A small amount can also be manufactured by the body from sunlight
Required for: This helps in the synthesis of bone proteins. Yoghurt with active bacterial cultures helps to create vitamin K in the intestines
Sources: Cabbage and Tomatoes
Other important minerals for maintaining strong and healthy bones include:
Copper: Important for bone formation, it is found in meat and wholegrain cereals
Sulphur: Keeps bones healthy. Found in high amounts in eggs, garlic and onions
Zinc: Important for calcium uptake. Found in wheat bran and seafoods
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