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What are the best foods to maintain strong bones? Tests to check bone density?

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Hi Doctor,

I would like to know as to :
1. what are the best foods to take to maintain strong Bones,Muscles and joints?
2.what kind of tests are available to check ones bone density,strength?

Posted Mon, 21 May 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 2 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
Th best foods to maintain strong bones, muscles and joints should be XXXXXXX in calcium, Vitamin D3, Zinc, Boron and Phosphates.
The foods you need to take include yogurt, milk, dry fruits- dates & almonds, apples, soybean, broccoli, red grapes, peanuts, oatmeal and sesame seeds.
Lysine, Vitamin C and Vitamin K supplements do also play a major role in bone development along with calcium and Vitamin D3. You can add a multimineral supplement to your daily routine.
To check your bone strength, you can have your bone mineral density assessed and get your serum calcium and D3 levels analyzed.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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