Nutrition and Osteoporosis

MaKenzie Abernathy

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes weak bones, bones to lose calcium, bones to become fragile, and break easily. Three ways a person can help prevent against this disease is build healthy bones while young, have a healthy diet, and have a healthy life style.

Why is dairy food good?

Milk and dairy products contain many nutrients that our bodies need to absorb.

  • Calcium - for healthy bones and teeth
  • Phosphorous - for energy release
  • Magnesium - for muscle function
  • Protein - for growth and repair
  • Vitamin B12 - for production of healthy cells
  • Vitamin A - for good eyesight and immune function
  • Zinc - for immune function
  • Riboflavin - for healthy skin
  • Folate - for production of healthy cells
  • Vitamin C - for formation of healthy connective tissues.
  • Iodine - for regulation of the body's rate of metabolism

5 Healthy Food Choices

  • Greens- such as, lettuce, kale, mustard greens, and broccoli. They all have calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc, and vitamins A, C, E, and K in them.
  • Sweet vegetables- such as, corn, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, and onions.
  • Fruit- such as, berries, apples, oranges and mangos. These provide fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants.
  • Skim milk
  • Low-fat cheeses

Works Cited

"The Dairy Council." The Importance of Milk and Dairy Products as Part of a Healthy Balanced Diet. N.p., n.d. Web. <>.

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