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Friday, July 9, 2010

The Secret To Making Calcium Work For Your Bones

I'm sure you will agree that if you asked 10 adults if calcium is essential to keeping our bones healthy... at least 9 of them would say "yes".

And why wouldn't they agree... every medical professional, food manufacturer, supplement manufacturer, and health organization say the same thing.

But if it's that simple... why do these same sources report that 1 out 4 women in America alone will be affected by osteoporosis?

Why do they report that over 30 million women in America alone are living with osteoporosis?

And why do they report that more women in America alone will die prematurely from this condition than cervical and breast cancer combined?

Well... here's the truth...

First, we are not being told what causes bone loss, which I advise you get to understand immediately. You can read about it here.

Secondly, we are not being told how to make calcium work for our bones.

If you put these two principles to work today... your odds of suffering from complications associated with calcium deficiency will be slim and none!

To make calcium work for your bones... you must understand there are at least 19 other vital nutrients required to keep your bones strong and healthy.

If you're not supplying your body daily with these essential nutrients... your bones won't be able to absorb the calcium it needs.

The table below list these essential nutrients, the recommended daily intake to maintain good bone health, and foods rich in these nutrients.

IMPORTANT: Each food is listed by its nutrient density, so not every food source on earth is in this list. These are just the riches sources of these nutrients. So if you would like more information such as serving sizes, daily values, etc.

Go to the World's Healthiest Foods website and simply type each nutrient in the search bar on the top of the page.

Nutrient Recommened Daily Intake For
Good Bone Health
Key Vitamins
Vitamin D
800–2000+ IU
Vitamin A
Up to 5000 IU
Vitamin C
min 500–3000 mg
Folate (Folic Acid)
800–1000 mcg
Vitamin B12
10–1000 mcg
Vitamin B6
25–50 mg
Vitamin K
1000 mcg
Key Minerals
1000–1500 mg
3–30 mg
400–800 mg
20–30 mg
Silicon (Silica)
5-20 mg
800–1200 mg
4000–6000 mg
1–3 mg
200–1000 mg
10–25 mg
3–5 mg
Other Vital Nutrients
Essential Fatty Acids
(Omega 3 & 6)
20 - 30% of caloric intake
46 g (adult females)
56 g (adult males)

As you can see... your bones need lots of help to stay healthy. And calcium is just a small part of it. So you want to make sure you're giving your body its daily requirement of each of these nutrients from natural food sources everyday.

What about nutritional supplements?

Well ask yourself...

How did humans get their nutrients before the advancement of nutritional supplements?

You guessed it... they ate food. So it's best you stay in flow with your body's harmony and get your essential vitamins and minerals from your food.

If you purchase organic foods and make it your daily goal to eat as much of them as necessary to supply your body needs... you will never have to consider paying for extra money on supplements that in most cases don't work due to their synthetic nature.

So when think of calcium, just think of it as being a well-rounded part of your diet. That will be the day when calcium will begin working for you and your bones will remain healthy for a lifetime.

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