Thursday, October 21, 2010


Drink Up for Better Bones

Know which drink the YOU Docs recommend for better bones? Hint: It's not milk.
Well, not regular milk, anyway. In their book YOU: Staying Young, RealAge experts Mehmet Oz, MD, and Michael Roizen, MD, tout the bone-friendly attributes of kefir, a fermented dairy drink.

Two Benefits for Bones
What's kefir got that's so great? Vitamin K2. It helps prevent the death of osteoblasts -- cells that are responsible for forming new bone. Vitamin K2 also escorts calcium out of your blood and into your bones so it can do its job of making bones stronger. That's two bone benefits for the price of one drink! Watch this video for tips on yogurt sauces and fish dishes that can up your calcium intake.
More to the Story
Of course, calcium and vitamin D are still critical to maintaining bone health. Figure out how much you need with this handy tool. Then, do even more to keep your skeleton hardy with these bone-boosting choices:
Are you at risk for brittle bones? Find out with the RealAge Osteoporosis Assessment.

RealAge Benefit:

Getting 400 international units of vitamin D and 1,200 milligrams of calcium per day can make your RealAge as much as 1.3 years younger.
Published on 03/18/2009
YOU: Staying Young -- The Owner's Manual for Extending Your Warranty. Oz, M. C., Roizen, M. F., New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007.

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