11 Bone-Strengthening Foods


This bright yellow, spicy spice includes curcumin, an anti-inflammatory ingredient. Curcumin may reduce arthritic symptoms, according to study.

Bone broth

Bone broth contains collagen and protein from boiling bones. Several people use it as a soup base or hot tea.


“These purple jewels include potassium, magnesium, and vitamin K,” adds Sunsweet nutrition partner Amy Gorin, M.S., R.D.N., from New York City.

Fortified Milk

Gorin argues that vitamin D may prevent hyperparathyroidism, which may cause osteoporosis, joint discomfort, and other difficulties.


Tofu provides around half your recommended calcium in a half-cup serving. Moreover, soy may alleviate joint discomfort.


These luscious, black berries include vitamin C and flavonoids. First, blueberry polyphenols may alleviate osteoarthritis discomfort.

Bell peppers

One medium bell pepper has more vitamin C than a day of citrus. Vitamin C is an anti-inflammatory antioxidant that stimulates collagen.

Sweet potato

“Low magnesium levels may impact bone health,” says Fertility Foods Cookbook author Elizabeth Ann Shaw, M.S., R.D.N.

Bok Choy

Shaw recommends bok choy and other dark leafy vegetables for calcium without dairy. Vitamin K, found in leafy greens, helps build bones.


One research indicated that white button mushrooms may be equally effective as vitamin D supplements. Mushrooms may also help you cut calories.


Sardines include inflammation-fighting omega-3s, calcium, and vitamin D. Whether you like them or not, this small fish is nutritious.


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