Sugar and salt among the most harmful to bones

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The German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma (DGOU) has issued a warning against the excessive intake of certain foods that harm bone health, especially sugar, which limits the body’s ability to absorb calcium.

The Society said this also applies to salt, caffeine, foods containing oxalic acid, and some medications such as cortisone, thyroid medications, and blood thinners.

Furthermore, the German Society indicated that nicotine reduces estrogen levels, which is considered an important hormone for bone health.

To boost bone health, the association recommends consuming adequate quantities of calcium (critical for bone health), which can be found in dairy products and vegetables such as broccoli and fennel.

In addition to magnesium, which can be found in nuts, sunflower seeds, and whole grains, and vitamin D, found in fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines, and herring while exercising regularly, staying active, and avoiding smoking and alcohol.

References: DPA

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