Is it possible to get adequate vitamin D on a vegan diet?
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Gardening is one of those hobbies that has it all. It’s great exercise, can save you money, is good for mental health, and produces the world’s healthiest vegan foods including these for healthy bones.
Kale gets a lot of cred as a superfood, but that humble bunch of collard greens is actually a nutritional powerhouse, too!
Milk and other dairy foods are relative newcomers to human diets. They didn’t appear in meals until the advent of agriculture, some ten thousand years ago. But our early ancestors had no trouble getting enough calcium before that. Their calcium came from wild leafy greens.
The dairy industry spends a lot of marketing dollars convincing us that their products are the best calcium rich foods out there, but dairy actually isn’t the best source of nutrients for bone health.
From Natural Products Insider: According to new research in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, calcium supplementation of any kind may help women live longer. The study, led by McGill University in Montreal, found that calcium supplementation up to 1,000mg daily was linked to lower risk of death in women. The study’s […]
Does dairy really provide better nutrition than non-dairy sources of calcium?
Researchers have developed a new test to determine the amounts of different forms of Vitamin D the body obtains from diet and sunlight, Vitamin D2 and D3 respectively. This will help doctors and researchers better determine Vitamin D deficiencies in people.
Of the factors at work behind the prevalence of osteoporosis, poor nutrition is one of the worst culprits. In addition to consistent weight-bearing exercise and supplements as needed, eating well to build bone density can help prevent osteoporosis. While most bone density is built before age 20, it’s still important to keep consuming key vitamins to prevent your body from leaching nutrients from your bones.