Hello friends, you will agree with me that old age is a glorious thing; but not when your bones can no longer carry your body. Therefore, to avoid bone issues in your 50s and 60s, see 7 foods you should be eating more in your 20s and 30s, in the same way, see the List of Healthy Snack Foods You Should Be Eating on a regular basics.
The human skeletal system is such an important part of the human body due to the vital role it plays in the support of the framework of the body. It is majorly made up of bones which gives the human body shape and rigidity. These bones, according to scientists are about 270 at birth but reduce to about 206 bones at adulthood as many of the previous bones get fused together.
In an ideal situation, a child from his/her infant age is exposed to foods that are highly nutritious and that are good for healthy bone formation. However, as time passes and such a child grows older, many of such early healthy diets are discarded for less healthy foods, especially junk and other fast foods which are either highly processed or lacking the required beneficial nutrients.
This inadvertently often lead to ‘osteoporosis’, a disorder of the bones in which the bones become brittle, weak, and easily damaged or broken, as a result of a decrease in the mineralization and strength of the bones over time. Anyone suffering from the condition, especially adults then becomes seriously impaired in performing various physical and physiological activities.
The good news is that eating certain foods especially from your 20s can help prevent this bone disorder, as such foods help to have a good foundation which comes in handy in maintaining healthy bones later on in life.
This article aims to highlight seven of such foods which you should be eating more of in your twenties if you aim to build a healthy bone and avoid the pains that come with osteoporosis later in life.
Below are the 2 foods that will promote healthy bone at old age:
1. Calcium-Rich Foods
Calcium is one of the most important minerals in the body as it plays important roles in maintaining healthy teeth and bone. Some foods which could give you the required calcium nutrients include:
a. Dairy products such as milk, yogourt, cheese, etc.
b. Green leafy vegetables such as the fluted Pumpkin Leaves (Ugu), wild spinach, clove basil (efinrin), etc.
c. Fishes such as canned sardines and salmon, which should be consumed with their bones.
d. Enriched foods such as cereals, orange juice, banana, beverages, and loaves of bread that have calcium added to them.
2. Vitamin D Rich Foods:
Vitamin D is an important vitamin that is gotten from being exposed to the ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight. It is necessary for calcium absorption and could be derived from foods such as:
a. Egg yolk
b. Nuts such as almonds and Brazil nuts
c. Fatty fishes such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel
While many other factors could be responsible for osteoporosis, diet is one of the main culprits and it is important to ensure that osteoporosis isn’t induced because of poor diets. Kindly like, share and comment and don’t forget to follow this page for more quality updates.