Bones are an incredible part of the human anatomy, and the foods you eat can affect their strength

"Your bones are alive. Every day, your body breaks down old bone and puts new bone in its place," says Misti Gueron

Many people reach their peak bone mass around age 30 — and after that, you lose slightly more bone mass than you gain each year

1. Sardines: The tiny, under-appreciated sardine is a powerhouse of bone-building nutrition

2. Leafy Green Vegetables: All leafy greens — like bok choy, arugula and watercress — contain specific nutrients important

3. Prunes: Purple produce, like prunes, is packed with polyphenols that give them their color and act as antioxidants in the body

4. Pulses Pulses are part of the legume family, but the term "pulse" refers only to the dried seed

5. Grapes Not only are grapes good for your heart, but you may also experience their benefits in your bones