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Protecting Your Bone Health
Maintaining good bone health is important throughout our lives. Eventually though, our bones naturally start to wear over time. It is estimated that about half of all Americans who are age 50 and above could face broken bones in the future due to poor bone health.
In terms of nutrition, consuming foods rich in vitamin D and calcium will give your body key nutrients needed for protecting your bone density.
Vitamin D foods include fish like salmon and tuna, chicken, milk, eggs, cheese, mushrooms, and more.
Calcium rich foods include milk, yogurt, cheese, salmon, collard greens, fortified cereals, and more.
Vitamin K is another nutrient that is helpful for your bones, too, and this is found in green leafy vegetables, brussels sprouts, asparagus and more.
Your CSFP boxes are designed to include foods rich in these important nutrients.
Reprinted in part from materials provided by the Michigan Department of Education Household Nutrition Programs.
This content is not a substitute for medical advice from a licensed practitioner. Consult with your physician for additional information regarding your needs, and to see if the information in this article is appropriate for you.
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