Calcium and lactose intolerance

Calcium is an essential nutrient necessary for the development and maintenance of strong bones, teeth, muscles and nerves. It is also helpful in preventing heartburn, premenstrual syndrome and other ailments. For adult women and men, you should aim to get 1000mg of calcium each day. If you are pregnant, you should be getting 1300mg of calciumContinue reading “Calcium and lactose intolerance”

Study: Vitamin D in pre-teen girls protects from bone injuries

A new study reveals that girls and young women who get lots of vitamin D through their diet and supplements are half as likely to suffer a stress fracture as those who don’t. Stress fractures are small cracks in the bone that typically results from high-impact exercise, including running or gymnastics. Bone strength in teenageContinue reading “Study: Vitamin D in pre-teen girls protects from bone injuries”