Tips to prevent osteoporosis

Osteoporosis affects about 8 million women and 2 million men in America alone, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Preventing bone loss is important for all people as they age. However, as 85 to 90 percent of bone mass is acquired during adolescence, it’s important that young people maintain the proper nutrition to keep their bones healthy and strong.

Calcium and vitamin D are necessary for good bone health, and people of all ages should take a supplement like Dr. Newton’s CalMax Original to ensure they are regularly getting enough calcium.

A new study by researchers from Florida State and Oklahoma State Universities revealed that prunes may also be key to preventing bone loss. The researchers, led by Dr. Bahram H. Arjmandi, Florida State’s Margaret A. Sitton Professor and chairman of the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences in the College of Human Sciences, found that dried plums suppressed the rate of bone resorption. One group of participants was given dried apples while the other was given dried plums. The group with the prunes showed significantly higher bone density than the other.

In addition to the dried fruits, all participants were given daily doses of calcium and vitamin D. With a handful of prunes and a glass of CalMax a day, you’ll be on your way to stronger, healthier bones.

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