According to Canadian research, drinking tomato juice regularly may also help build stronger bones. The key ingredient is thought to be the antioxidant lycopene.
Other lycopene-rich sources include:
- tinned tomatoes
- tomato sauce
- pink-coloured fruit and veg, such as carrots, papaya, pink grapefruit and red peppers
For strong bones, the UK’s National Osteoporosis Society also recommends a well-balanced diet with plenty of calcium and vitamin D, along with regular weight-bearing exercise (such as brisk walking).
Source: Good Housekeeping magazine