Healthy eat­ing for healthy bones

Stanstead Journal - - CLASSIFIED -

(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.

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