Eat More Veggies for Nutrients Your Bones Crave

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Hi, I'm Dr. Kevin Soden with your healthy tip for strong bones at any age. If you want to keep your skeleton strong and fracture free, keep serving up that salad. A four year study found that older adults with the highest intakes of fruits and veggies retain more bone mineral density than those who ate fewer amounts.

Fruits and veggies are brusting with antioxidants called carotenoids. These includes compounds like lycopene, beta-carotene, and lutien, to name a few. A veggie packed salad will provide your daily needs. What makes carotenoids so good for your bones? They may decrease the oxidative stress on your body. Oxidative stress weakens your bones as you age. Carotenoids may also work with Vitamin D to boost bone cell grow. You can find an abundance of carotenoids in tomatoes, carrots, and loads of leafy greens. So, eat up.

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