Did you know that you can have osteoporosis without even realizing it? In fact, 10 million people in the U.S. have suffered a loss in bone mass and 34 million more are at risk of it. Fortunately, a few simple dietary changes can help you improve your bone health. Eat foods that are rich in calcium, such as salmon, almonds, broccoli, and spinach. Dairy products are often fortified with vitamin D, which helps your body absorb the calcium.
For more helpful hints on improving your diet, watch this video. This expert offers some delicious snack ideas, explains why you should always eat the yolk with your eggs, and emphasizes the importance of making small changes that add up over time.
You can learn whether you’re at risk of osteoporosis by scheduling an appointment at South Bay Hospital. Residents of the Southern Hillsborough area can call our orthopedic department at (888) 685-1595 or read more about orthopedic topics on our website.