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3 Vital Ingredients to Keeping Your Bones Healthy

Although osteoporosis overwhelmingly affects women, it’s not just a female problem. Osteoporosis affects more than half of U.S. adults, about a quarter of whom are men, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). About 10 million U.S. adults have osteoporosis, the NOF reports. Another nearly 43 million U.S. adults – half of them men – have low bone mass. Osteoporosis is a disease in … Read More

Which Yogurt Is Right for You? (Infographic)

Yogurt is a popular snack that’s here to stay. Whether you’re trying to build muscle or lose weight, you’ve got more yogurt options than ever. Below, we compare dairy varieties — both Greek-style and regular — with non-dairy varieties. Some provide more protein, calcium and vitamin D. Others are better for vegans or those with dairy sensitivities. We explain which … Read More

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Recipe: Tofu Italian ‘Meatballs’

For a twist on the traditional, try this recipe the next time you crave Italian. You’ll eat fewer calories, less fat and less cholesterol. And as a bonus, the tofu is a good source of calcium. Ingredients Meatballs 1 pound firm tofu 2 tablespoons onion flakes ¼ teaspoon oregano ¼ teaspoon salt Pepper Dash of … Read More

Are You Taking Too Much Calcium, A or D?

Vitamin and mineral supplements are a good thing. But too much of a good thing can negate any health benefits — and even pose health risks. With calcium, vitamin A and vitamin D, “more is not necessarily better,” cautions Melissa Young, MD, of the Center for Integrative Medicine. 1. Calcium Why it matters: Calcium plays … Read More