Delicious Ways to Improve Bone Health

Vitamin D and calcium are crucial nutrients that can help to strengthen your bones and keep you healthy.  Are you getting enough of these powerful vitamins in your diet?  Many of us do not take supplements, and while it is important to supplement our diet when recommended, there are healthy ways to get your nutrients through the foods you eat.

Calcium and vitamin D are essential for keeping your bones strong and functioning at full capacity.  Check out these delicious foods that can provide you with a healthy dose of calcium and vitamin D to help strengthen your bones and keep your body functioning at an optimal level for years to come.

Fortified COrange Juiceereals

Popular cereals like Kashi U Black Currants and Walnuts, Total Whole Grain and Wheaties are great for providing you with vitamin D.  These particular cereals can contain 25 percent of your daily dose of vitamin D.  Having a healthy bowl of nutrient rich cereal is a great way to start your day the healthy way.


This fatty fish is a good source of vitamin D.  Just three ounces of canned tuna can contain about 39 percent of your daily allowance of vitamin D.  Tuna is a versatile fish that lends itself to various dishes and meals.  If you don’t like the taste of tuna, you can easily sneak it into dishes so you can reap all the vitamin D benefits.

Collard Greens

Similar to spinach, this dark leafy green can provide you with healthy nutrients like calcium.  Collard greens can provide you with 25 percent of your daily dose of calcium.  Collard greens can be snuck into various meals without consumers even knowing it.  If you don’t like dairy, try some dark leafy greens like these for a calcium boost.

Fortified Orange Juice

Although a freshly squeezed glass of orange juice may not contain calcium or vitamin D, there are many brands that offer a fortified version that contains both calcium and vitamin D.  Studies also suggest that the ascorbic acid prevalent in orange juice may help calcium absorb in the body much more effectively.


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