Healthy bones need protein

Protein is a key constituent of bone tissue. So, it's important to ensure an adequate supply of this important nutrient throughout life. For most people this isn't a problem, but if you're vegetarian, you need to pay extra attention to your protein intake.

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If you're a lacto-ovo vegetarian, try to include milk and dairy products with most of your meals. Also try to eat eggs three to four times a week. Ideally, eggs should be poached or boiled rather than fried in butter or oil. If you're a vegan, make a point of eating soya mince, tofu, legumes such as beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas or nuts at every meal. These foods should also form part of your diet if you're a lacto-ovo vegetarian.

Visit our Osteoporosis Condition Centre or consult our Healthy Bones Expert.
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