Making Bone Health a Priority

Thinkbeef.ca is proud to partner with Osteoporosis Canada to provide web, digital, social and product content to communicate the benefits of protein consumption for strong and healthy bones.

Osteoporosis Canada, a registered charity, is the only national organization working to make bone health a priority for Canadians and serving people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis.

Nutrition is a key component in bone health and in managing osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis Canada stresses the benefits of a food first approach when getting the daily value of calcium and protein for bone health and in the prevention and management of osteoporosis.

Protein & Bone Health

Bone is made up of calcium, other minerals and protein, a nutrient that is necessary for building and repairing body tissues, including bones. Protein is an important nutrient for bone health and in the prevention of osteoporosis. It gives bone its strength and flexibility and is also the big component of muscles, which are, of course, crucial for mobility and in preventing falls.

• In addition to calcium and other minerals, bone is made up of protein, a nutrient that is necessary for building and repairing body tissues including bones.

• Protein gives bone its strength and flexibility.

• Protein is also the big component of muscles, which are, of course, crucial for mobility and in preventing falls.

Routine consumption of high quality protein foods such as beef, pork, fish, eggs, poultry and milk products distributed evenly throughout the day – approximately 25 to 30 grams per meal – is the ideal. From a practical perspective, a diet based on whole foods, complemented with an active lifestyle, provides a feasible and reasonable approach to healthy living.

For more detailed information regarding Bone Health, download our information sheet – Make No Bones About It!