Are Your Bones Getting Enough?
Most of us are aware that we need Calcium for strong bones and teeth. But how many of us know how to get enough? Calcium is also involved in muscle contraction and a deficiency of calcium can lead to not only muscle spasms known as tetany but also brittle bones.
However, it is not as simple as that. For our body to absorb the calcium required to help keep our bones strong our body additionally requires the presence of vitamin D.
So how do we obtain these ingredients to help our bones?
Calcium RDA 700mg
Dairy products such as milk, yoghurt and cheese are all a good source of calcium but for an alternative to dairy products nuts, sesame seeds and green leafy vegetables such as broccoli and kale are also good sources of dietary calcium.
Vitamin D RDA 5mcg
We can make small amounts of this vitamin when sunlight hits our skin but the majority is obtained from our food. Oil rich fish such as salmon, herring and tuna are a good source of vitamin D and many breakfast cereals are also fortified with vitamin D. Soya milk is also a good alternative source for vegetarian and vegan diets.
Supplements can also be very helpful in achieving the Recommended Daily Allowance, RDA, and this is especially important for those of us with diets containing little or no dairy produce or those of menopausal age wishing to help protect against the onset of osteoporosis.
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