Tag: bone health

Is Ice Cream Bad for You?

Is Ice Cream Bad for You?

It happened just like that. You sat on the couch, spoon in hand, to enjoy a few spoonfuls of your favorite ice cream. Suddenly, you were staring down the barrel of an empty carton, with remnants of Rocky Road splattered on your chin. “Not again,” you cried. As you pondered

1. Update Your Program

How long has it been since you changed your exercise routine?
a. Three months
b. Six months
c. One year
d. It’s been so long, you can’t remember

If your answer is a, b, c, or d, it’s probably time to re-evaluate and update your exercise program, especially the strength training component.

Why? Because the demands

Factors That Can Help or Hinder Calcium Absorption

Calcium plays a key role in bone strength and density. If you’re a postmenopausal woman, you are at risk of osteoporosis (low bone density), so it’s particularly important for you to get enough calcium. However, calcium consumption is not the only factor that needs your attention: Certain medications and medical

The Latest on Calcium and Vitamin D for Bone Health

A federal advisory panel, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), has released updated recommendations on calcium and vitamin D supplementation for bone health.
Adequate calcium and vitamin D from the diet are important for maintaining bone health. A decline in bone density (strength) raises the risk of fractures, which in

4 Common Maltitol Side Effects

4 Common Maltitol Side Effects

While artificial sweeteners, such as maltitol, may come with some advantages, they are not completely safe to eat. Maltitol side effects include a variety of digestive problems including diarrhea, gas, and abdominal discomfort.

Cod Liver Oil Benefits and Risks

Cod Liver Oil Benefits and Risks

It used to be fairly common for everyone in the family to drink a spoonful of cod liver oil daily. But what are cod liver oil benefits? And what are its risks?
Nutrients in cod liver oil

Omega-3 fatty acids. Fish, including cod, is one of the major food sources of the

Kale Benefits: 7 Reasons to Eat This Superfood

Kale Benefits: 7 Reasons to Eat This Superfood

No wonder it’s been dubbed by health and nutrition experts as a “superfood” over the last few years:  Kale benefits your entire body, from your bones to your heart to your digestive system. Kale is also versatile, easy to prepare, and delicious, so if it hasn’t found a permanent place

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