You Are What You Eat

pexels-photo-208456Remember your mother telling you to eat your vegetables? Well, she was right. Leafy green vegetables such as lettuce, spinach and arugula are essential for healthy bones thanks to their high calcium content. Other high-calcium foods include milk (obviously), salmon, broccoli, cheese, breads, pastas and even tofu to name a few. If you are not getting sufficient amounts of calcium you are putting your self at risk of osteoporosis, a weakening of the bones.

The body also needs Vitamin D in order to absorb calcium. Eggs (make sure to include the yolk) are a great source. Yogurt, spinach, sardines and salmon provide both Vitamin D and calcium. If you have trouble meeting the required calcium intake (between 1,000 mg and 1,300 mg depending on age and sex), you might consider calcium supplements. Try to avoid soda as it can hinder the calcium absorption.

For more Vitamin D and calcium-rich foods and recipes check out our Pinterest Board, “You Are What You Eat,” here: https://www.pinterest.com/C4AO/you-are-what-you-eat/. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, call us at 618-288-9460. Please visit www.c4ao.com for more information.

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