Generous consumption of fruits may help strengthen the bones of elderly individuals.
This study examined dietary intake of fruits and vegetables and its impact on the bone health of elderly Chinese men and women. Researchers monitored the diets and bone mineral density of 4,000 Chinese men and women above the age of 64 years living in Hong Kong.
Researchers found out that fruit lovers had high bone mineral density. Regular ingestion of an additional 100 g/kcal of fruits per day was observed to increase the density of all the bones in the body by 4.5% in men and 6.8% in women. The findings of this study show that adding more fruits to our diets may improve the bone health of elderly persons.