Nutrition has a significant impact on the effects of osteoporosis. Eating the right foods can help you build a stronger skeleton, while the wrong ones can break down your bone tissue. Your body needs regular calcium, vitamin D, and protein to be able to build and maintain strong bones. Dairy products, fatty fish and eggs, and various lean meats provide these nutrients. You also need a variety of other miscellaneous vitamins and minerals found in fresh fruits and vegetables.
High-sodium levels, however, stimulate your body to get rid of the calcium it would otherwise use to build up and repair bones. If you already have osteoporosis, you need to avoid products with naturally high or added salt content. If you’re concerned about your bone health, or need help establishing good nutrition habits, contact Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle, L.L.C. here in Medford, OR, for more information or an appointment. You can reach our office by filling out the online contact form or by calling (541) 776-3338.