5 SUR­PRIS­ING BONE STRENGTHENERS

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SWEET POTATO

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.

FIGS

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.

AL­MOND BUT­TER

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.

TOFU

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.

KALE

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.

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