Vegetables are good for your bones

Kale

To build and maintain strong bones you need adequate amounts of calcium, vitamin D and vitamin K.

These three nutrients work in conjunction to build and repair bones, with vitamins D and K playing a central role in helping your body absorb calcium.

Both vegetables and fruits promote bone health by neutralising blood, which helps to reduce the loss of calcium from your body and, in particular, your bones.

Certain vegetables provide calcium as well as vitamin K, a nutrient equally important to bone health. Green vegetables are the primary source of vitamin K and also provide calcium.

Kale, for example, can go toe-to-toe with many healthy dairy products when it comes to the amount of calcium per serving.

A single serve (75g) of kale provides 150 mg of calcium – 18% of the recommended daily intake of calcium. Kale is also a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K and it contains copper, potassium, folate, vitamin B6, magnesium and manganese – a truly super vegetable.

For more information visit the kale select a vegetable page.

Source veggycation.com.au

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