Osteoporosis

23 May 2006

Weekly tip - Invite pilchards to the party

Did you know that pilchards are a great source of calcium? Boost your bone health by including this economic food in your diet.

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Did you know that pilchards are a great source of calcium? Boost your bone health by including this economic food in your diet.

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Whether you eat canned pilchards whole or crush them into smaller bits to use in sauces, never throw the bones away. Canned pilchard bones are already so soft that they won't pose a threat to your health. Pilchards are also a source of magnesium, phosphorous and vitamin D, micronutrients that are necessary for the absorption of calcium. Replace meat dishes once or twice a week with pilchard dishes. Pilchards make great meat substitutes in pancakes, pastas, sandwiches and pies.

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Tereza is the CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and worked as a Nursing Sister in the field of Osteoporosis for 18 years prior to her appointment with the Foundation. She used to be the Educational Officer for the Foundation and co-wrote the patient brochure on Osteoporosis. Read more

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