Studies show that many nutrients plentiful in fruits and vegetables are needed for bone health including zinc, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C and fibre. That’s why researchers from the U.K. decided to look at produce intake during childhood and adolescence in 62 healthy women aged 45-55 years. The researchers found that bone mass was higher in women who consumed the most fruit during their childhood. Low intakes of potassium, beta-carotene, magnesium and vitamin C were associated with bone loss. One more reason to eat your green and orange fruits and vegetables.
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