Avoid These Food For Healthy Bone
There are a few nutrients and products that can interfere with bone health, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. (5)
Salt Eating too much salt can cause you to excrete more calcium in your urine, perhaps leading to bone loss in the long term.
Alcohol Limit intake to no more than two or three drinks per day.
Caffeine Too much caffeine can increase calcium excretion, but a recent review concluded that there’s little risk to bone health as long as you don’t exceed 400 mg of caffeine per day, or about 4 cups of coffee. (6)
Colas Some studies have found that people who drink more soda have poorer bone mineral density, but this effect seems to be limited to colas, which contain both caffeine and phosphoric acid. (7)
Of course, there are other health reasons to watch your salt intake and avoid excessive alcohol, soda, and caffeine. It comes back to looking at the big picture and working toward a diet rich in a variety of whole foods to provide bone-building nutrients.
“It’s just kind of a common-sense approach. You don’t need to snarf up all kinds of pills or eat a whole bunch of a certain type of food, and you don’t have to give up some of the things you like. Just consume in moderation and you’ll be fine,” says Lappe.