The Best Foods To Fight Osteoporosis

The Best Cooking Oil For Bone Health

A woman picks up a bottle of olive oil.
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If you want to preserve bone mass, cook with olive oil. In 2012, a study from the Endocrine Society found that olive oil can protect against osteoporosis. It raises the body’s level of osteocalcin, which is a marker of healthy bone formation. The Mediterranean diet, which mainly uses olive oil, supports bone health more than other diets.

According to research in 2016, olives contain polyphenols that protect bone cells. Both fresh olives and olive oil can guard against osteoporosis and slow down the rate of bone loss.