Bone Health: 5 Calcium-Rich Winter Foods For Stronger Bones

Medicines and massages are definitely effective for healing, but there are enough dietary measures too that you could use for stronger bones.

Sushmita Sengupta  |  Updated: November 25, 2020 16:53 IST

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Bone Health: 5 Calcium-Rich Winter Foods For Stronger Bones

Calcim helps regulate bone density

Highlights
  • Orange is packed with vitamin C
  • Broccoli can be a very versatile ingredient
  • Turmeric is known to do wonders for immunity and bone health

There are a number of things that could ruin a perfectly amazing day, one of which has to be the pain in bones. We have all been there and despised every bit of it. Now, medicines and massages are definitely effective for healing, but there are enough dietary measures too that you could put to use. Many people, especially the elderly, complain about persistent pain in bones and joints, and the reasons could be many.  Fortunately, there are many tried and tested home remedies involving seasonal ingredients that we know of. Read on.

Here are five winter foods and recipes that could help ease the pain:  

1. Kesar-Haldi Doodh
Turmeric and its link with arthritic pain have been studied by various researchers, and its anti-inflammatory properties are known to be of immense help. A warm glass of haldi doodh, with a dash of saffron, is one healing concoction you should try this season. Click here for the recipe, add a pinch of haldi to it. 

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Haldi Doodh may help strengthen bones

2. Gond-Gur Ka Ladoo
Gond ka ladoo again is known to have many healing powers, which is why many women consume it just after their delivery. Celeb nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar also recommends the combination of gond and gur for strong bones. Click here for the recipe.

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3. Broccoli And Almond Soup
Chilly evenings call for a warm cup of soup. Laced with the goodness of broccoli and almonds, where former is a good source of calcium, the latter of omega 3 fatty acids. This broth is the natural tonic your bones would thank you for. Click here for the recipe.

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Broccoli is replete with calcium

4. Orange and Carrot Detox Drink
Detox is in vogue, and there are plenty of reasons why you should stop shying away from it. The easy-peasy recipe combining the calcium-rich goodness of oranges, carrots and anti-inflammatory ginger may do wonders for bone aches. Calcium is linked with improved bone density. Click here for the recipe.

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5.  Guava and Paneer Salad
This sizzling mix of sweet and crunchy guavas with crumbled paneer, jaggery and imli, screams winter. Both guava and paneer are dubbed to be an excellent source of calcium, in this salad you can add or rule out any ingredient of your choice. Click here for the recipe.

So what are you waiting for? Try these recipes and let us know which ones you liked the most out of these. Do not forget to share the pictures too.
 

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About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.

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