Your Guide to a Bone Healthy Diet

Calcium and Your Bones
Estimate Your Calcium Intake
Why is Vitamin D Important?
More Tips for Eating for Good Bone Health

Diet and exercise play critical roles in building and maintaining good bone health for people at every life stage—from infancy through adulthood. The food that you eat can affect your bones. Learning about the foods that are rich in calcium, vitamin D and other nutrients that are important for your bone health and overall health will help you make healthier food choices every day.

If you eat a well-balanced diet with plenty of dairy, fish and other lean proteins, fruits and vegetables, you should get enough of the nutrients you need everyday, but if you’re not getting the recommended amount from food alone, you may need to complement your diet by taking multivitamins or supplements.

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