October 2014 Issue

Feeding Your Bones Means More than Calcium

When you think about bone nutrition, you probably think of calcium first. And rightly so: A solid body of research suggests that you should meet your daily calcium needs (1,000-1,200 milligrams) for optimal bone health. With 54 million Americans suffering from osteoporosis, it’s important to do all you can to feed your bones to prevent this debilitating condition. The promising news is that a host of other nutrients, such as magnesium and vitamins C and B12, are emerging as potential nutrients for optimal bone health, too.

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