Dairy In The Room

Dairy Food Group Facts

They are a good source of energy and protein, and also contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. Dairy foods are rich in calcium, which is important for the help of building healthy and strong bones. Some of the other nutrients we get from dairy foods are potassium, vitamin D, and protein.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is when the bones become weak and brittle, and happens when bones have a reduced mass which causes them to become weak. It can't be cured but it can be treated such as medications, healthy diet, and weight-bearing exercise to help prevent bone loss or already weakened bones. It can last for years or be life long, and it affects people of all ages. Women are most commonly affected by this bone disease.

What Osteoporosis Looks Like

Silent Disease

Osteoporosis is also considered the silent disease since it occurs without symptoms, and the patient doesn't know they have it until they fracture a bone.

Five Healthy Foods

  • Dairy
  • Meat/Beans
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Grains