1. Boost your intake of low-fat dairy and take calcium
Steroids are known for their harmful effect on bones. Calcium recommendations for better bone health with lupus are based on gender — if you are a woman over 50 you will need 1200 mg of calcium a day and 1,000 mg a day is suggested for men.
Calcium, of course, can also be found in a wide range of foods from milk to cheese to yogurt. Saturated fats can increase cholesterol and cause inflammation, so don’t choose high-fat dairy.