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By The Foot & Ankle Center, PC
June 01, 2017
Category: Foot Care

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month and bone health is directly related to good foot health. The bones in your feet carry your entire body. In patients with osteoporosis the body either doesn’t produce enough bone, loses too much bone or a combination of the two.  For your feet, this means an increased risk of stress fractures due to repetitive activities such as walking and also greater chance that a fall or sprain will also result in a bone fracture. At The Foot & Ankle Center, PC our podiatrist, Dr. Leonard M. Talarico will be happy to discuss your personal risk factors for this bone weakening disease at your next appointment. One thing all patients can do to help improve bone health is to pay attention to diet. Below are ways that you can increase bone strength through what you eat (or don’t eat):

  1. Increase dairy—Milk, cheese, yogurt and other dairy products contain high amounts of calcium—the most important nutrient for building stronger bones.

  2. Add a green veggie to your plate—many greens are excellent sources of calcium including: broccoli, kale, okra, collard greens, turnip greens, broccoli rabe, bok choy and mustard greens.

  3. Choose cereals and juices that are fortified—check the labels and you’ll find that many brands of cold cereal, oatmeal and orange juice all have calcium and vitamin D (which helps the body absorb calcium) added to them.

  4. Go fish—fish oil and fish high in omega-3, such as salmon can also play a part in making bones stronger. In addition, certain fish are also good sources of calcium. These include: rainbow trout, sardines and perch.

  5. Cut back on caffeine—studies show that caffeine can impede the absorption of calcium and cause bone loss. Limit coffee, tea and sodas with caffeine to 2-3 servings a day.

  6. Add a supplement—there are other vitamins and minerals that contribute to healthy bones. Consider a vitamin supplement to help ensure you get enough of the following: vitamin K, potassium, magnesium and Vitamin C.

If you have more questions about bone health and your feet make an appointment at our Pooler office by calling: (912) 330–8885.










 

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