Thursday, February 19, 2009

Drink Your Way To Strong Bones

If you want strong bones, you may have to pay more attention to what you're drinking.

Elderly women who drink their daily tea are said to be better off bone-wise than non-drinkers, according on one Australian study.

Moderate beer or wine consumption may even offer some protection.

Replace sodas (even one a day) with mineral water.  

And should you be one among many who's a coffee junkie, add some milk to offset the negative effect of caffeine to your bones.

But don't take my word for it--ask your doctor!


Rhea said...

I love seltzer but I've heard that it is not good for your bones. I will have to look further into this.

Ms. 50something said...

Hey, Rhea, long time no "speak." I don't know about seltzer but if you put it into a chocolate ice cream soda, I'm one happy camper.