Diabetic Living dietitian Dr Kate Marsh reveals how you can protect your bones by making simple tweaks to your diet
Aim for 3-4 serves of calcium-rich foods each day. These include dairy or calcium-fortified non-dairy, canned fish with bones (salmon, sardines), tofu, almonds, leafy vegetables (Asian greens, kale, broccoli) and dried figs.
Cut back on salt, as a high intake of sodium increases the amount of calcium you excrete. (And remember to look out for sneaky salt in foods such as bread, cereal and canned soup.)
Score a daily vitamin D hit – it helps with calcium absorption. You get it from sunlight and food sources including oily fish, eggs and dairy foods. Some foods, like milk, have added vitamin D.