Posts Tagged ‘supplement’

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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What I learned about proteins

In my Introductory Nutrition class this week, we learned all about proteins. I use the plural term because the singular protein is misleading – there are possibly unlimited quantities of unique types of proteins in living things. Most of the proteins in humans are made from combinations of only 20 amino acids. Of those twenty we usually hear about the 9 Essential amino acids, which are: Continue reading