Nutrition & Osteoporosis

– Braxton Huff

Why Is the Dairy Food Group Important

The dairy food group is important to us because it gives us the required amount of calcium and Vitamin D we need on a daily basis. This improves bone health and gives us the bacteria that we need to fight certain diseases.

The Silent Disease

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease that anyone can be affected by. You can be placed at risk of Osteoporosis if you have a low bone mass. Also referred to as the silent disease due to the fact that we can't tell when it begins happening to us. If you do the following you can prevent Osteoporosis from happening to you:


  • Building healthy bones while young
  • Having a healthy diet
  • Living with a healthy lifestyle

Five Healthy Food Choices

Five Healthy Food Choices that can help you consume the correct amounts of nutritious items needed are the following:


  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Skim / Low Fat Milk
  • Fruit Parfait


If and when possible it is best to choose the low fat options

Sources

"Health Benefits of Milk + Dairy: Protein, Calcium + Other Essential Nutrients." HealthyEating.org. Dairy Council of California, 2015. Web. 12 Oct. 2015. <http://www.healthyeating.org/Healthy-Eating/All-Star-Foods/Milk-Dairy.aspx>.