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After the subtle warning from my Rheumy’s registrar that we were going to regret my steroid intake in the future, and then looking into the possible future risks, I decided that the best thing I could do for now was to at least try to prevent that which should be preventable: Namely, the Osteoporosis.

Our bones need Calcium and Vitamin D to stay strong and steroids seem to deplete this. I have tried a Calcium rich diet in the past but somehow my enthusiasm always wanes and it gets forgotten; not that my diet is bad (we cook from fresh most days) but there are particular foods that are mega-packed with Calcium. Here’s a list of some:

  • Dairy: Milk, Cream, Yoghurt, Cheese, Rice Pudding etc.
  • Green Vegetables: Broccoli, Watercress, Kale, Spinach, Okra,
  • Beans: Kidney Beans, Chick Peas, Green Beans and Baked Beans.
  • Nuts: Sesame Seeds, Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Hazelnuts and Walnuts.
  • Fish: Sardines, Mackerel, Salmon (tinned), Whitebait.
  • Grains: Pasta, Rice, White Bread, Museli.
  • Fruit: Apricot, Figs, Oranges, Currants. Rhubarb
  • Other: Tofu

The ones with the highest Calcium levels are in bold

So from now on I will be trying to encorporate some of these foods into my diet.  Tonight, for example, we had a chicken stir fry with added Kale and Sesame seeds yum.

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