Improving Your Bone Health

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1. To maintain healthy bones, adults over 50 should make sure they get

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To maintain healthy bones and prevent painful fractures, older adults should make sure they get enough calcium each day. Women over age 50 should consume 1,200 mg of calcium daily. Men between the ages of 51 and 70 should consume 1,000 mg of calcium a day, and men over 70 should consume 1,200 mg per day.

The most concentrated food sources of calcium include:

  • dairy products such as low-fat milk, cheese, and ice cream.

Non-dairy foods that can be a good source of calcium include:

  • dark green, leafy vegetables such as broccoli, collard greens, and bok choy
  • sardines and canned salmon
  • almonds
  • foods fortified with calcium, such as tofu, cereals and orange juice.