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Breakfast for the Bones

Breakfast for the Bones

Breakfast is an essential meal of the day. Through a healthy breakfast, we get to have a good head start for the whole days’ activities. We need a good meal in the morning to keep our bones healthy too.

What do you eat every morning? In the country, we are used to eating toasts, pancakes, eggs, and coffee as part of our everyday morning. But are these enough to make our day filled with productivity? Are these adequate to make our bones strong and healthy as we grow older?

Hope Private In-Home Care encourages us to start our day right and try these in our breakfast menu:

  • Cereal

    This traditional breakfast staple provides carbohydrates, protein fiber, B vitamins, and magnesium. Other than being helpful for it being low-fat and heart-friendly, its magnesium content keeps the calcium dissolved in the blood. Thus, magnesium is as important as calcium for our bones to be healthy – too much calcium with less magnesium could cause arthritis, kidney stones, or osteoporosis.

  • Yogurt

    This breakfast option which we can personally ask our personal care assistant to prepare is abundant in zinc, B vitamins, probiotics, and calcium. Yogurt is accessible and convenient to consume; thus, it is one of the best breakfast choices we could eat. More importantly, because of its nutrient-contents, low-sugar yogurt lessens our risk to osteoporosis and osteopenia.

  • Milk and Cheese

    Calcium derived from dairy products such as milk and cheese improves bone density. Consumption of milk and cheese, especially during breakfast, decreases the rate of bone loss as well. Nonetheless, we should not drink more than three glasses of milk each day because there are other substances in the milk which may be harmful to other parts of our body.

  • Orange Juice

    The Vitamin C in oranges help in collagen formation and helps repair broken bones. Its Vitamin A content hastens this reparation by helping in cell differentiation. Hence, we could request our care attendants from In-Home Care Services in Snellville, Georgia to serve us orange juice every morning.

  • Dark Green Leafy Vegetables

    Bok Choy, Chinese cabbage, kale, collard greens, and turnip greens are good sources of calcium. These vegetables are also high in Vitamin K which is known for decreasing risks of osteoporosis.

We often have this tendency of taking our bones for granted. Let’s make our breakfast as one for the bones and ask our providers of senior care services in Georgia that these foods be included in our morning meals.

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