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Get better bone health with these Mexican dishes

Go for a zesty dinner with all the fixings; a veggie, bean and cheese burrito on a whole wheat wrap gives you calcium plus magnesium and phosphorus, two nutrients that are also great for bones.

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Go for a zesty dinner with all the fixings; a veggie, bean and cheese burrito on a whole wheat wrap gives you calcium plus magnesium and phosphorus, two nutrients that are also great for bones.

Add some tomato guacamole — avocados are a good source of folate, which may help maintain bone density. And tomatoes are rich in the carotenoid lycopene, a phytonutrient that may protect against bone loss. One study found women who got just 10.4 mg of lycopene daily had 10 percent higher bone density than those with a low intake.

Try these Mexican recipes to get your fill:

Tomato guacamole
Spicy black bean burritos
Saucy Mexican chicken
Southwestern beans on toast
Black bean and corn salad

What’s your favourite Mexican dish?