When dairy products don’t agree with you, how can you get enough calcium in your diet? Discover which foods can boost your intake of this key mineral.
Talk with your healthcare provider about what you should do, based on your unique medical history.
Dairy products are an important part of the diet because in addition to providing carbohydrate, protein, and sometimes fat, they provide a wealth of vitamins and minerals, including calcium and vitamin D.
Kids are busy at work and play — and sometimes, they don’t want to stop to get a drink. Parents often need to make sure their children drink enough fluids. Here are the best and worst beverages for your child’s health.
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If you don’t get enough calcium from your diet, your body can compensate by borrowing it from your bones. This can make your bones weak and brittle over time. However, a simple blood test can detect this condition, called hyperparathyroidism.
Looking for a healthy balance? Registered dietitian Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD, provides tips for adding maca — a nutritionally dense Peruvian root — to your diet.
Milk is good for bones, but what if your child won’t drink it – or can’t due to lactose intolerance? Learn how to make sure your child gets enough calcium and builds strong bones, milk or no milk.
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
Love yogurt? Whether you’re trying to build muscle or lose weight, you’ve got more options than ever. Here, we compare Greek-style and regular dairy and non-dairy varieties. Discover where you’ll find most nutrients, which varieties are vegan-friendly and which contain probiotics: A final note: Whatever your choice, avoid the empty calories in “fruit-on-the-bottom” varieties. Buy plain yogurt and … Read More
If you drink milk to keep your bones strong, there’s good logic in it. Milk and dairy products are concentrated calcium sources, and we know calcium fortifies bones and prevents osteoporosis. However, a recent study suggests that while some milk may be good, more is not better. In fact, too much milk may be bad … Read More