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Foods that Support Strong Bones

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Foods that Support Strong Bones

Building a Diet that supports Your Orthopedic Health

Like most areas of your physical health, the foods you eat directly impact your orthopedic health and wellness. The health experts at Northern Inyo Hospital are here to share which foods you can add to your shopping cart to give your bones, muscles, and joints a healthful boost.


Calcium is a mineral that helps the body to build strong bones and teeth. Although it’s essential when it comes to supporting your orthopedic health, the human body cannot produce calcium on its own—making it important to get enough calcium through the foods we eat.

Some calcium-rich foods include:

  • Collard greens
  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Bok choy
  • Oranges
  • Figs
  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Low-fat yogurt
  • Low-fat milk
  • Cheese
  • Beans
  • Tofu

Vitamin D

When it comes to maintaining strong and healthy bones, making sure you get enough vitamin D in your diet is essential. This is because vitamin D helps your body to absorb calcium effectively.

Some foods that are rich in vitamin D include:

  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Tuna
  • Mushrooms
  • Egg yolks


Phosphorus helps your body to make proteins that help your body to grow, maintain, and repair cells and tissues throughout your body and is mainly found in the bones and teeth.

Foods that are high in phosphorus that you can add to your diet include:

  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Sardine
  • Scallops
  • Salmon
  • Crab
  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Pine nuts
  • Pistachios
  • Beans
  • Whole grains

Vitamin K

Vitamin K is another key player when it comes to supporting strong and healthy bones as you get older. Some foods that are high in vitamin K include:

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Collard greens
  • Eggs
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Liver

Nutrition Services in Bishop, CA

At Northern Inyo Healthcare District, we offer various nutritional services that are designed to help you to achieve optimal nutritional status for your unique needs. Whether you’re looking to improve your overall health or to address a specific health condition, we’re here to help.

For more information about the nutrition services at Northern Inyo Healthcare District or to schedule an appointment, call (760) 873-5811.