Calcium Supplements: Not Good Enough
You've walked past them in the grocery store. You've probably even bought them for your family, thinking you're doing a good thing.
Well, evidence published in The Cochrane Library shows that calcium supplements for kids, including calcium-fortified juices and crackers, don't provide any benefit for bone health.
Now, that's not to say that kids shouldn't get calcium.
Quite the opposite.
Kids need calcium, and their needs increase significantly as they reach the pre-teen and teenage years.
What this study means is that you should look to dairy, fruits and vegetables for natural sources of calcium.
Do you have a kitchen stocked with calcium-fortified products?
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