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Foods to Boost Bone Health


2. Eggs

Although not a source of calcium, eggs do provide a small dose of vitamin D. According to Health.com, one egg yolk contains 6-percent of the recommended daily intake. While eggs are often known as an excellent protein source because of the whites, it is necessary to consume the yolk as well to take advantage of their bone-boosting benefits.

In addition to vitamin D, eggs contain phosphate, of which more than half of all bone is made. In a study conducted by Robert P. Heaney, MD, of Creighton University, it was discovered that “calcium needs phosphorus to maximize its bone-strengthening benefits.” This makes consuming eggs—and other sources of phosphate such as cereals and meats—in conjunction with foods containing calcium, essential elements to keeping your skeletal system in its best condition.

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