This is especially important for aging adults who are at risk of developing osteoporosis, or a loss of bone density. This condition makes your bones weaker and thinner, and places you at a greater risk for fractures.
By choosing to eat healthy, you can help to prevent, delay or reduce the amount of bone lost as you get older. It is also possible to rebuild bone mass if you have already been diagnosed with osteoporosis.
Here are some nutrition tips:
- Eat meals and snacks regularly during the day to give you energy
- Follow Canada's Food Guide
- Unless otherwise directed by your doctor, drink 6 to 8 cups (8 oz) of fluid every day, at least half of these should be water
- Ask your doctor if you are getting enough calcium and vitamin D
- Eating Well with Canadaâ€™s Food Guide
- Osteoporosis Canada
- Dietitians of Canada
- Eat Right Ontario
- Healthy Eating Peel
- Nutrition Resource Centre
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