Healthy eating for healthy bones
(NC) Bone health plays a key factor in your overall health. Each year in Canada, there are 30,000 hip fractures and many more suffer osteoporotic fractures in their wrists, spine and shoulders, which affect their overall quality of life. Eating a balanced diet including sufficient calcium, vitamin D and protein is important for building and maintaining strong bones. A great source of these bone healthy nutrients is milk and milk products as they contain a high amount of calcium that is easily absorbed by the body. However, most Canadians are not consuming the minimum two servings of Milk & Alternatives that are recommended every day by Canada's Food Guide. As the weather gets cooler, there is no better time for comfort food, such as this calcium-rich Broccoli Soup with Cheddar Cheese, a recipe developed by Dairy Farmers of Canada. A serving of this dish will give you a full serving of Milk & Alternatives.