Thursday, June 11, 2009

Do you think we need only calcium for bone development?

Some of us believe that we only need calcium for our bones. But on the contrary, we also need other vitamins and mineral to develop our bones. Magnesium and zinc can help calcium to make the bones more firm. Protein is necessary in bone development because it acts as the scaffolding of the bone, and aids in the production of the collagen, which makes our bones flexible and less susceptible to breakage. Without protein, calcium makes our bones strong but runs the risk of becoming brittle.

Vitamin C stimulates the enzymes that are responsible for the production of collagen and connective tissues. Vitamin K helps protein lock in essential bone nutrients. Vitamin D is essential in helping the body absorb calcium from our foods.

The key to making our bones essentially strong, is moderation and balanced diet. Different vitamins, minerals, and nutrients all work hand in hand to provide the body with what it needs to remain healthy at its peak.


No Milk? What About My Child's Bones?
Annemarie Colbin. Beyond Calcium: Why bones need protein to be
Just a Little
Bato Balani ISSN 0117-7052 Vol.28 N0.3 SY 2008-2009


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  2. Nice post and great sharing! Keep it up.

  3. Great info. I'm definitely guilty for thinking the calcium from a few glasses of milk was all I needed for healthy bones.

  4. one glass of milk a day, is it enough to get a healthy bones?... great info..thank's for sharing

  5. I guess staying healthy should be simple, eat right, sleep right and exercise right. But we make it so complicated like everything else.

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