Tag: calcium


Nutrient to Know: Calcium

by in Nutrients to Know, October 25, 2011

This important mineral is essential to both bone and muscle health. It also happens to be one of the nutrients most folks don’t get enough of.

Milk 101

by in Food Safety, May 13, 2010

If you’ve scanned the milk container at breakfast time, you’ll notice lots of terms on the carton. Ever wondered why milk is “homogenized” and “pasteurized” and why the heck is vitamin D added? We’ll iron out these terms and explain why they’re on your milk container.

10 Ways To Add Calcium To Your Diet

by in Healthy Tips, Nutrients to Know, May 10, 2010

Sure, you can up your calcium intake by drinking more milk – an 8-ounce glass has 30 percent of your daily needs. But there are plenty of other ways to get more calcium, including some dairy-free options.

Why You Need Calcium Supplements

by in Healthy Tips, October 13, 2009

We don’t recommend using supplements often (food is the usually the best source for nutrients), but when it comes to boosting your bones, a calcium supplement can be effective — as long as you pick the right ones. Think you’re covered with a multivitamin? Nope!

Good Eats for Better Bones

by in Healthy Tips, July 30, 2009

An estimated 44 million Americans are at risk for, or have, osteoporosis, a disease where our bones become increasingly fragile and sometimes fracture. Though women are 4 times more likely to suffer from osteoporosis, men are affected as well. Exercise and some medications can help, but what you eat plays a vital role.