Osteoporosis, also called bone loss, is a disease of the skeletal system in which the balance between bone formation and bone loss is disturbed. A calcium-rich diet can prevent or slow down bone loss. The DGE recommends 1200 to 1500 mg calcium per day for older people. The adequate supply of calcium can be achieved through an appropriate diet. Dairy products contain a lot of calcium. But calcium-rich mineral waters and individual vegetables such as broccoli, kale, leek can also make a contribution.

Calcium-Rich Foods for Better Bone Health

In addition, an adequate supply of vitamin D is necessary, because this vitamin is responsible for the absorption of calcium in the bones. Fat fish, eggs, mushrooms and vitamin D-enriched margarine are rich in vitamin D. A decisive factor for an adequate supply of vitamin D is the regular stay outdoors, because with the help of UV rays vitamin D can be formed in the skin.

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