7 Foods that Fight Osteoporosis

Lower your risk of fractures and breaks with these bone-building foods (8 Photos)

Alice Lesch Kelly on Sep 12, 2011 at 6:33PM

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7 Foods that Fight Osteoporosis

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Calcium-Fortified Orange Juice

Don’t care for milk? Or does the lactose in it bother your belly? No problem;calcium-fortified OJ is a fine substitute. It contains as much calcium as milk and it delivers a day’s worth of vitamin C, which is essential for the formation of collagen, a vital component of bone matrix.

Best bet: Juices that are fortified with vitamin D as well as calcium.

Other calcium-fortified foods: Some brands of soy milk, rice milk, cereal, bread.

Try this: “Use orange juice as a key ingredient in a marinade for pork tenderloin,” suggests Holly Clegg, author of Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets to Sizzle at Any Age. “Marinate meat in a mixture of orange juice, Dijon mustard, garlic, reduced-sodium soy sauce and honey.”

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