Calcium and vitamin D are needed for
strong bones. Men up to 50 years old with prostate cancer are advised to get
1000 mg of calcium daily (no more than 2500 mg). Men over 50 need 1200 mg (no
more than 2000 mg). This includes calcium found in foods and supplements.
Vitamin D is needed to absorb calcium
into you bones. Be sure to have between 400-1000 IU (no more than 4000 IU) each
day. Some food sources include salmon, rainbow trout, tuna, halibut, and milk
and milk alternatives that are fortified.
Protein is also healthy for healthy
bones. Include a source of protein at each meal such as poultry, fish, eggs,
nuts, dairy or meat.