Calcium works with vitamin D to keep bones strong at all ages. Calcium is found in milk and milk products, canned fish with soft bones, and dark-green leafy vegetables like kale.

Vitamin D

Most people in the United States consume less than recommended amounts of vitamin D. Talk with your doctor about adding vitamin D-fortified foods into your diet.

Vitamin B6

This vitamin is needed to form red blood cells. It is found in potatoes, bananas, chicken breasts, and fortified cereals.

Vitamin B12

This helps keep your red blood cells and nerves healthy. Some older adults have trouble absorbing the vitamin naturally found in food. If you have this problem, your doctor may recommend that you take a B12 supplement.


Find out more at the National Institute on Aging

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