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Studies suggest that consistently falling short on protein requirements can accelerate bone loss, so high-protein foods make great bone builders. But you don't want to go protein crazy, either; excessive amounts may be detrimental. Beware of high-protein/no-carb diets, and don't eat too many protein bars or shakes! Rather, enjoy moderate amounts of high-quality proteins including lean meats (turkey, chicken , lean beef, veal, and pork tenderloin), seafood, egg whites, fat-free and low-fat milk, cheeses, and yogurt, beans, legumes, and peanut butter.