Healthy Bones and Healthy Joints: Foods That Help


This spicy, yellow spice includes anti-inflammatory curcumin. Curcumin may improve arthritis symptoms, according to study. Add turmeric to eggs, lattes, and roasted vegetables.

Bone Broth

Bone broth contains collagen and protein from boiled bones. Some sip it like hot tea or use it as a soup or sauce basis.


Sunsweet dietician Amy Gorin, M.S., R.D.N., claims these purple gems include potassium, magnesium, and vitamin K.
Five to six prunes a day may help prevent bone loss, says Gorin. Try dried prunes as a snack or in baked products.

Milk Supplements

Fortified milk is one of the few nutritional sources of Vitamin D, says Gorin. Getting adequate vitamin D may also prevent hyperparathyroidism, which can cause osteoporosis, joint discomfort, and other difficulties.


Milk-free? A half-cup of tofu offers almost half your daily calcium needs. Soy may lessen joint pain, according to study. Tofu absorbs any sauce or marinade easily.


These dark, delicious berries include polyphenols and vitamin C. First, blueberry polyphenols may alleviate osteoarthritis discomfort. Blueberries supply 16% of your daily vitamin C, important for collagen formation.


One medium bell pepper has more vitamin C than an orange. Vitamin C boosts collagen and fights inflammation. These two vegetables are beneficial for joints.


Magnesium and potassium are vital for bone health. Low magnesium levels can impact bone health, notes author Elizabeth Ann Shaw, M.S., R.D.N. Shaw adds that potassium neutralises bodily chemicals that cause calcium to leave bones.


"Bok choy (and other dark leafy greens) are a terrific method to acquire more calcium," explains Shaw. Leafy greens are rich in vitamin K, which helps bone growth.

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