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Is your diet affecting your bones? #Singapore

Is your diet affecting your bones? #Singapore

Certain foods can affect your bone health (Thinkstock photo) The best osteoporosis diet is not just about eating calcium-rich foods. It's also about avoiding certain foods that can impact your bone health when eaten in large quantities. Follow the advice of dietitian Maggie Yap from the Department of Dietetics at Singapore General Hospital (SGH ) on what you should not eat too much of. For strong, healthy bones, go easy on… 1. Salt Salt is present in nearly all fresh and processed foods, including condiments, preserved vegetables, chips and even whole grain breads. The Singaporeans' go-to for fast food, hawker fare, is also usually laden with salt. This is a concern because a "high sodium intake increases the amount of calcium eliminated in the urine, hence increasing calcium loss from bone," says Yap. The Health Promotion Board recommends that adults get no more than 2,00...

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