Calcium is part of bone health, but it’s not the only component. In fact, high dairy consumption may not reduce risk of bone fractures and a heavy dairy intake could contribute to prostate and ovarian cancers.
Strong bones are made by multifactoral approach, and vitamins A, C, D, B12, K,magnesium, and phosphorous are essential components. Leafy green vegetables likemustard greens, kale, and chard can be a good source of calcium—one cup of cooked collard greens contains approximately 357 mg of calcium, plus an added shot of potassium.
When choosing dairy, go for raw and fermentedfull-fat cheese, kefir, and yogurt that have partially digested lactose and the benefits of probiotics.
By Neale Cranwell