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How can fruits and vegetables help improve bone health?

A colorful diet rich in produce has been linked to better bone health, though experts aren't exactly sure why. Fruits and veggies are rich in vitamin K, magnesium, and potassium, nutrients that play important roles in bone health. Simply eating a well-balanced diet -- and following the MyPlate.gov recommendations -- is often enough to ensure you get these nutrients, says Connie Weaver, PhD, who chairs the nutrition science department at Purdue University. "Have three cups of milk a day, and fill half your plate with fruits and veggies," she adds.

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