5 SURPRISING BONE STRENGTHENERS
Minerals magnesium and potassium help your body process Vitamin D and neutralise acid in your body. One baked medium-size sweet potato has 31mg of magnesium and 438mg of potassium.
If you’re looking for bone-strengthening fruits, figs should at the top of your shopping list. Five fresh figs have around 90mg of calcium plus bone-boosting potassium and magnesium.
Nut butters are an easy way to boost your calcium intake; 2tbsp of almond butter has 112mg of calcium and is a good source of potassium and protein.
Half a cup of tofu contains more than 400mg of calcium. Plus tofu contains isoflavones which research suggests can be useful in warding off bone disease in women after menopause.
Vegetables such as kale, bok choi and spring greens provide high levels of calcium (around 245mg in a serving of kale), and plenty of Vitamin K and folate – another key ingredient for bone strength.