Planning Your Holiday Menu While Keeping Your Osteoporosis In Mind

Dr. Howard Liss treats disorders that cause pain and disability by providing consultative services and soft tissue and joint injections when needed. When medically appropriate, he makes specific referrals for diagnostic testing (lab work, imaging, electrodiagnosis), physical and occupational therapy, interventional procedures (epidurals and facet joint injections), and surgery.

Englewood NJ PhysiatristIt’s December! A time for celebrating the holidays, and one way we all love celebrating is with a feast! What’s on your menu for your upcoming holiday feasts? If you have osteoporosis, you’ll want to consider a diet that promotes bone health and your overall health. In addition to drinking milk, here’s a list of festive foods for you to consider adding to your holiday meal that taste great, and are great for your osteoporosis as well.

High Protein Foods

Ensure that you’re getting enough protein in your diet. However, too much meat can cause the body to lose calcium, so eat it as part of a balanced holiday meal.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes contain magnesium and potassium. The magnesium will help control your vitamin D balance. The potassium neutralizes acids in your body. The acids can leach calcium out of your bones.

Orange Juice

Why not accompany your meal with a glass of orange juice? While it doesn’t naturally contain much calcium, it is often fortified with it. Check out the label to be sure, and you’ll be surprised to discover that sometimes it has as much calcium as dairy milk!

Dark Green Leafy Vegetables

Calcium can be found in lots of vegetables. Bok Choy, chinese cabbage, kale, collard greens and turnip greens are all packed with calcium. These greens are also packed with vitamin K, which can reduce your risk for osteoporosis.

Call and book your appointment with Howard Liss, M.D Rehabilitation Institute for comprehensive evaluations and treatments if you have low bone density or if you have suffered multiple bone fractures over the last year.

Posted on behalf of Howard Liss, M.D. Rehabilitation Institute

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