Consuming foods rich in the plant omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid, such as walnuts and flaxseed oil, can give your bones a healthy boost, according to new research from the United States.
Make a point of increasing your intake of these healthy fats. Invest in flaxseed oil capsules or buy the oil and add a few drops to your yoghurt and cereal every morning. Explore the many uses of walnuts: add the nuts to smoothies, salads and desserts or munch on a handful every other day. Just bear in mind that nuts have a high calorie count, so try to cut back on other fats at the same time.
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