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BONE Health

In addition to support the body and functioning as anchors for muscles & tendons that allow movement, bones protect the brain, heart, and other organs from injury. Bones store minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium and zinc which help keep the bones strong. These minerals are release back into the body when the body needs them for other uses such as in the case of maintaining a normal calcium level thus keeping the heart rhythm normal. Bone marrow is where the immune and blood cells are made and mature. Bone marrow fat also function as energy stores.

Keep bones replenished with minerals, healthy and strong by eating foods rich in calcium (see below) and vitamin D, getting plenty of weight-bearing exercise, and having good health habits (not smoking and avoiding too much alcohol).

Non cow-dairy sources of calcium include:

  • Kale
  • Tofu
  • Broccoli
  • Edamame
  • Almonds
  • Oranges
  • Kidney beans
  • Molasses

 To absorb food sources of calcium, Vitamin D3 is critical and for most individuals that blood level should be around 80-90 nonograms/ml and not.