Besides Milk, What Should My Teen Eat for Healthy Bones?
Topics: Healthy Weight
, Meal Planning
, Energy Balance
, Sports Nutrition
Like milk, yogurt, cheese and pudding are all calcium-rich, bone-building foods. In addition, calcium-fortified soy beverage and tofu, as well as calcium-fortified juice and dark green vegetables, provide calcium, too. Regular weight-bearing activities such as dancing, soccer, running, weight lifting, tennis and volleyball are important since they trigger bone tissue to form. Going easy on soft drinks if they edge out calcium-rich milk is smart advice. Smoking also may have a negative effect on bone formation; teens who smoke are smart to kick the habit for many reasons!