RECOMMENDATIONS FROM A PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT AND NUTRITIONIST
Reaching for a well rounded diet filled with different colors and nutrients is important throughout the lifespan, and especially with age. All different nutrients can help support bone health.
This is a crucial nutrient for bone health. Fish, egg yolks, and mushrooms are all excellent sources!
Vitamin K is an undercooked nutrient in the bone department. Kale, collard greens, spinach, liver, dairy, and sauerkraut are all great sources!
To prevent muscle wasting, eating more protein is essential! Aim for a size about the size of your palm at each meal.
Essential fatty acids like salmon, avocado, nuts and seeds are anti-inflammatory and good for bone health.
Walking can be great for bone health! Increasing to 7000 steps a day shows to be protective in some studies.
Increasing weight based movement is also protective for bone health!