Are you eating these foods to heal your bone fracture?

Your recent catastrophic injury left you with a bone fracture. You want to heal so you can get back to your life and routine, but doing so takes time and the proper diet.

WebMD lists foods that can accelerate your healing. Put these items on your list for the next grocery run.

Calcium

You can never go wrong with calcium for bone health. As an adult, aim for eating or drinking between 1,000 and 1,200 milligrams of calcium every day. Sources of the mineral include bok choy, broccoli, cottage cheese, milk and canned tuna.

Protein

Besides calcium, your body also needs plenty of protein to help stitch up fractured bones. Another benefit of including protein in your diet is that protein helps your body absorb calcium. Eat yogurt, meat, fish, fortified cereals and soy products to better ensure that you get enough protein.

Vitamin D

With vitamin D, your blood has an easier time absorbing calcium and increasing the number of minerals in your bones. You can spend time outside in the sun to get some vitamin D, but if you do not have that option, you can also ingest your daily intake of the vitamin. Common sources are cod liver oil, salmon, fortified orange juice, liver and fortified milk.

Vitamin C

Your body needs collagen to build bones, and vitamin C aids in collagen production. Focus on eating vegetables and fruits such as berries, citrus fruits, potatoes and kiwi to provide your body with vitamin C.

The faster you heal from your injury, the faster you can return to work and put the catastrophic incident behind you. Eat your way to a faster recovery.