How to strengthen your bones

There are other ways aside from taking calcium and vitamin D to help strengthen your bones.

Here are three alternatives:

  • Vitamin K works in tandem with Vitamin D in protecting bones. Kale and spinach are also great sources as well as all green leafy veg so be sure to eat some every day.
  • Eat more prunes. Prunes can help prevent bone loss in postmenopausal women. Prunes have a good content of manganese which is part of the protein matrix in bone and contain vitamin K.
  • Get more potassium in your diet. This mineral helps neutralise acids that deplete bone. Good sources are baked potatoes, lean pork, raisins, avocado and bananas.