However, some experts (including myself) disagree with these recommendations for a variety of reasons. One of the most important being that, even though these foods may contain these nutrients, (either naturally or artificially) our body cannot always readily absorb them. So, just because a food contains certain nutrients, it doesn’t mean that our body can digest and make use of them.
This is a fact that is so often ignored or overlooked.
I can’t say that I’m above this, I’ve been fooled just like many of you; I used to look at food labels of cereal boxes and marvel at how many vitamins & minerals they could add to these foods and still make them taste good. Top that cereal off with a cup (or more!) of low-fat milk and you’re flying!
The saying “if it seems too good to be true, then it probably is” could not be more true in this scenario.
These calcium and vitamin D rich “meals” should, in theory, be contributing to improved bone health outcomes, however, in countries where dairy, grains and fortified foods are eaten the most, we actually see worse outcomes. While these aren’t the only foods that are at play here, research has demonstrated they certainly aren’t helping.
So, what should we eat to support our bones?
Quality PROTEIN is one of the most important foods when it comes to supporting the strength and density of your bones.
I encourage you to also visit the following website to get more ideas on what to eat to support your bones: https://chriskresser.com/how-to-keep-your-bones-healthy-on-a-paleo-diet/
If you’d also like to understand more about how low-carb or keto eating affects your bone health, please visit the Diet Doctor website here: https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb-bone-health
You can also visit the Recipes section on my website for a delicious bone healthy meal that uses just 6 ingredients and is ready in under 30 minutes! You're welcome!
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