4 Essential NutrientsAccording to conventional wisdom, healthy bones require a combination of the following nutrients:
- Vitamin D3
CalciumThe most abundant mineral in your body, calcium plays an essential part in many bodily functions. It is also one of the basic building blocks of teeth and bone. Currently, the RDA states that adult men and women up to age 50 should consume 1,000 milligrams (mg) of calcium daily. After age 50, women need 1,200 mg daily, while men remain at 1,000 mg. After age 71, both men and women should aim for 1,200 mg each day.
- Red kidney beans
- Green beans
- Milk and cheese