Bone-Health: 5 dairy products that can help reduce the risk of fractures in the elderly

Health experts around the world suggest that a glass of milk does wonders for overall health. It is a storehouse of nutrients and since time immemorial milk has been considered a complete food. A recent study further revealed that a diet rich in milk and other dairy products can reduce the risk of falls and fractures in older people. The results were published in the BMJ (British Medical Journal). According to a report by ANI, this is one of the few studies that has investigated whether getting these nutrients from food is effective and safe. The researchers state, “This approach has wide-ranging implications as a public health measure for fracture prevention.”

The researchers did a two-year trial that involved 7,195 residents of an Australian home, whose average age was 86. It has been found that “improving calcium and protein intake using dairy products is a readily available intervention that reduces the risk of falls and fractures commonly occurring in institutionalized older people”.

The researchers also added that this “nutritional intervention” may have widespread implication on public health measures for the prevention of fractures in the elderly.

Given this, we bring some of the best foods to include in a high dairy diet for seniors. Looked.

Here are 5 dairy options for you:

1. Milk:

The most popular dairy product, milk is readily available in almost every kitchen. You can have it as is every day or you can brew badam, kesar, haldi etc. to make a delicious and healthy drink.

Milk is good for bone health

2. Paneer:

One of the most common ingredients in all Indian cuisines, paneer can be enjoyed in almost any form. Have it raw or add it to curry, soft and chewy paneer is just about indulgent. Also, it is loaded with calcium, protein, vitamins, etc. and helps improve overall health.

(Also read: Stock up on these 7 nutrients for healthier, stronger bones)

3. Dahi:

Besides being great for bone health, dahi is also known to be a probiotic that can help boost digestion and the metabolic process in the body.


Curd is also a probiotic

4. Chaas:

Also called buttermilk, chaas is a rich source of vitamins, calcium, potassium, probiotics and more. In addition to promoting stronger bones, chaas helps boost immunity, gut health, weight loss and more.

(Also read: For better bone strength, include these 7 fruits and vegetables in your diet)

5. Ghi:

Ghee is a healthy fat known to be beneficial to overall health. An essential ingredient in our daily diet, it helps recover bone mineral density losses.


Ghee is also great for overall health

Include these ingredients in your daily diet and enjoy stronger bone health. But always remember to consult a doctor before adjusting to any lifestyle change.

Eat healthy, stay fit!

(Note: food suggestions are not part of the study)

Disclaimer: This content, including advice, provides generic information only. It does not in any way replace qualified medical advice. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim any responsibility for this information.

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