It is well known that there are two key nutrients we need for strong and healthy bones: calcium and vitamin D. Calcium supports your bones while vitamin D improves calcium absorption and bone growth. Similarly important, but less often discussed, is what we should not consume. There are certain foods that take away from bone health. Since we can’t feel osteoporosis, it’s not that easy to imagine that something we eat can be harmful for the bones. However, for stronger bones we have to avoid some everyday osteoporosis diet dangers. Besides excluding the following foods and drinks from your diet, be sure to consume enough calcium and vitamin D rich foods and supplement if necessary.
10. Foods with Oxalates
Spinach, beet greens, Swiss chard are all super healthy, packed with healthy nutrients, but they just shouldn’t be counted as sources of calcium. The reason behind this is that they contain oxalates, which can bind up the calcium and make it unavailable to the body. To enjoy the health benefits of these leafy greens a good idea is to consume them with foods that contain calcium readily absorbed by the body. Spinach with cheese is not only delicious but also good for your body.