Still Eating Vegetables?
As a kid, you were constantly told by your parents to eat vegetables because it is very significant to your physical growth. While it is very true in most aspects of your children's physical development, you need to realize too that eating vegetables at an older age has equal significance.
It is kind of obvious in some way but let me give you more details.
As we age, we slowly lose bone mass and density, especially women after menopause. The bones lose calcium and other minerals. Thus the leading causes of osteoporosis or other related bone diseases. So, bone nutrients from external factors are very essential to our adult bones.
Keep eating vegetables!
Vegetables such as the green leafy ones, like broccoli, cabbage, and okra are a good source of calcium. Some vegetables also contain Vitamin D which helps the body absorb more calcium and phosphorus from the food you eat. Studies show that calcium and vitamin D together can build stronger bones in women after menopause. It also helps with other disorders that cause weak bones, like rickets.
Vegetables are also the best sources of Vitamin C which stimulates the production of bone-forming cells.
Most people will reach their peak bone mass between the ages of 25 and 30. By the time we reach age 40, however, we slowly begin to lose bone mass. We can, however, take steps to avoid severe bone loss over time.
So as early as possible, eat those veggies on your plate.