Food Cures for Osteoporosis

Sure, milk does a body good, but there are plenty of foods and nutrients that can improve your bone health. Learn how to treat and prevent osteoporosis with food.

Next to genetic predisposition, poor nutrition is the most common cause of osteoporosis. But making healthy food choices can prevent dangerous bone loss — and food is one of the most important treatments recommended by physicians and nutritionists alike once osteoprosis is diagnosed. Find out how to eat your way to stronger bones and help prevent or treat this painful disease.

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Osteoporosis Basics

No one knows for sure what causes osteoporosis, but certain factors are clear.
Learn the basics of osteoporosis.

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How Food Affects Osteoporosis

Find out how to make healthy food choices that can help prevent or reduce dangerous bone loss that leads to osteoporosis.

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Coffee and Calcium

Is it true that coffee can actually deplete the amount of calcium in your bones?
Find out the truth about coffee.

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Calcium Supplements

If you're already taking a multivitamin, you may be able to get enough calcium from your diet.
Get Joy's advice on taking supplements.

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How to Sneak Calcium Into Your Kid's Diet

If your children won't drink milk, you can still make sure they're getting enough calcium.
Add more calcium to your family's diet.

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Calcium and Soda

Can calcium be leached from bones by the phosphorus in soft drinks?
Get the truth about calcium and soda.

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Dairy Sources for the Lactose Intolerant

If your are lactose intolerant, calcium supplements will help you reach your daily requirement.
Also try these high-calcium, low in lactose snack ideas.

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8 Bone-Building Nutrients

Protect yourself against osteoporosis by eating foods rich in these bone-building nutrients. Learn to eat your way to stronger bones!

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8 Non-Dairy Bone Builders

Dairy foods aren't the only ones that provide healthy bone-building nutrients. Add these alternatives to your plate.