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Foods That Are Bone Healthy

Good Sources of Calcium

Dairy products such as milk, yogurt and cheese provide most of our calciumHere are some foods that are good for your bones, with those containing the most calcium at the top of the list and those with the least amount at the bottom.

  • Yogurt
  • Canned sardines
  • Cheese
  • Milk
  • Calcium-fortified orange juice
  • Tofu made with calcium sulfate
  • Salmon
  • Pudding made with low-fat milk
  • Cottage cheese
  • Spinach
  • Calcium-fortified cereal
  • Various instant breakfast drinks
  • Turnip greens
  • Kale
  • Calcium-fortified soy beverages
  • Broccoli

Good Sources for Vitamin D

Salmon, tuna and mackerel are among the best sources of Vitamin DThe following contain Vitamin D:

  • Cod liver oil
  • Salmon
  • Mackerel
  • Canned tuna in water
  • Vitamin D-fortified milk, orange juice and yogurt
  • Canned sardines in oil
  • Beef liver
  • Whole egg (the D is in the yolk)

Above content provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. For advice about your medical care, consult your doctor.

Posted March 2011

Contact Information

Carl J. Shapiro Department of Orthopaedics
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-3940

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