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How can vitamin C help rebuild your bone after a fracture?

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Collagen is a protein that's an important building block for bone. Vitamin C helps your body make collagen, which helps your bone fracture heal. You can get it from many tasty, fresh fruits and veggies. Aged or heated produce can lose some of its vitamin C, so go for fresh or frozen.

Good sources of vitamin C include citrus fruits like oranges, kiwi fruit, berries, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and green vegetables.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Nonunions."

American Society of Orthopedic Professionals: "Essential Nutrients to Aid Fracture Repair."

Dairy Council of California: "Eating to Heal a Broken Bone."

New York State Osteoporosis Prevention Program: "Spine Fractures."

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: "Vitamin D."

National Osteoporosis Society UK: "Minerals and bone health."

Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism , May 2017.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on May 23, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Nonunions."

American Society of Orthopedic Professionals: "Essential Nutrients to Aid Fracture Repair."

Dairy Council of California: "Eating to Heal a Broken Bone."

New York State Osteoporosis Prevention Program: "Spine Fractures."

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: "Vitamin D."

National Osteoporosis Society UK: "Minerals and bone health."

Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism , May 2017.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on May 23, 2018

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