After my last bone scan, the technician said to me, “Whatever you’ve been doing, it hasn’t been enough.”
That was sobering.
But when I actually evaluated what I had been doing, it really wasn’t all that much. I was taking a great multivitamin (SuperMom) and I was attempting to eat healthier, but I really hadn’t added much calcium to my diet, and I still hadn’t learned much at all about the importance of other vitamins and minerals.
So, I started with almond milk. I bought Silk first, original and unsweetened. I found the unsweetened to be UN-drinkable. I wasn’t happy with the amount of sugar in the original, so I was thrilled when I tried Aldi’s Friendly Farms Unsweetened Vanilla AlmondMilk. It was actually good! I even prefer it over dairy milk now.
One cup of AlmondMilk contains 45% of the RDA for Calcium, so this has been an important addition to my diet.
Calcium is only one of the nutrients needed for healthy bones, and I have a lot to learn in this department. I’ll be blogging more about that soon.
How about you? What dietary changes have you made for your bones? Any recommendations?