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  • Top 5 Foods You Can Eat to Build Better Bones

    By now, most people recognize that what you eat has a major impact on your bone health!

    It is common knowledge that calcium is important to maintain strong and healthy bones.

    But there are a host of other nutrients that are essential for optimal skeletal health. These include: potassium, magnesium, vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2. To prevent diseases such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, it is critical to make sure your diet is rich in these nutrients.

    If you want to ensure your bones stay strong and healthy as you age, it is important to consume adequate amounts of these essential nutrients.

    Here are the top 5 foods you can eat to build better bones: Continue reading

  • Calcium Deficient? Supplements, not dairy.

    Silicon, along with calcium, Vitamin D and magnesium, are the key components to building and maintaining healthy bones.

    In the “Ask The Doctor” section of the June 2012 Harvard Health Newsletter by Harvard Medical School, Celeste Robb-Nicholson, M.D. recommends limiting dairy intake to one or two servings a day, but not for the reasons you may think.
    Why limit dairy? Dairy products may be high in fat and provide unwanted calories even when low-fat milk is used.  Other foods such as leafy green vegetables and beans also have calcium, but for people who are not getting enough calcium from these sources, the report recommends adding a 500 mg supplement instead of consuming larger quantities of dairy products in order to meet your daily calcium requirement, approximately 1200 mg.  The news supports the calcium level (500 mg) contained in our calcium, vitamin D, magnesium supplement, Silical® 1 – which is part of the Silical® System.

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