Posts Tagged ‘bones’

Soft Drink Consumption = Bone Loss

Reasons why consuming soft drinks might be bad for bone health:

  • drinking soda instead of calcium-containing drinks leads to calcium deficiency
  • phosphoric acid in soda increases calcium loss (to neutralize this acid, calcium is stripped from the bone)
  • caffeine in soda increases calcium loss through the urine

You should be consuming around 1,000 mg of calcium per day. You can get calcium here: fortified orange juice, fortified soy milk, collard greens, kale, cabbage, bok choy, fortified tofu, broccoli, turnip greens, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, or a calcium supplement.  Continue reading

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Vitamin A

I plan for this to be the first post in a series about vitamins. I figured I’d start in ABC order, which is in fact how the vitamins were named — in the order they were ‘discovered’. In my Introductory Nutrition class we are learning about vitamins and minerals, so I happily share my new knowledge here. Continue reading