Normally, when parents think about their children’s health, strong and healthy bones are last on their mind. But, parents should remember that building healthy bones will later help their kids fight bone ailments like osteoporosis and fractures later in life.
Children’s bones keep on growing throughout childhood until they reach what is known as “peak bone mass” that occurs between the ages of 18 and 25 years.
In an article published in nhs.uk, Dr Paul Arundel, consultant in paediatric metabolic bone disease at Sheffield Children’s Hospital says “we all start to lose bone mass later in life. If you are starting from a low baseline you are more likely to develop osteoporosis sooner."
Eatright.org says many nutrients work together to provide the framework for healthy bones. Calcium is one of the most vital nutrients essential for healthy and strong bones. In addition to this vitamin D, magnesium, vitamin K and regular exercise are also important.
The diet required for healthy bones in children includesregular portions of fruits and vegetables, carbohydrate sources such as potato and rice, protein-rich food such as meat and fish, and dairy products such as cheese, milk and yoghurts. Vitamin D, mainly from sunlight, and also from certain oily fish and eggs is also important.
Remember that a baby’s bones get their their strength rightin themother’s womb Children of mothers who consumed food rich in protein and phosphorous during pregnancy were found to have greater bone content.
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Most people don’t start thinking about the health of their bones until midlife or later, by which time it can be too late to do very much to protect against serious bone loss and resulting fractures.