You’ve heard that bone health and avoiding osteoporosis is important – try a few of these diet options to give yourself a bone health advantage!
Try adding milk to soups and hot cereals
Substituting milk for water in cream soups and tomato soups enhances flavor and adds calcium. Cooked cereals are also thicker and creamier when you use milk.
Fortified versus non-fortified cereals
Whether you’re adding them to yogurt or eating them with milk, check the nutritional label on the box to see if your cereal is fortified or not. These fortified cereals often contain additional calcium and vitamin D.
Raw spinach instead of other salad lettuce and greens
Dairy food calcium is absorbed by your body most efficiently, but spinach contains more calcium than most other lettuces and salad greens.
Reduced fat cheese instead of regular cheese
In addition to the side benefit of fewer fat calories, the reduced-fat cheeses generally contain the same amount of calcium as their fattier counterparts.