28 Aug '15, 12pm

Here's why you should be adding more calcium and vitamin D to your diet:

Just like vitamin D has many functions in the body, calcium, its partner-in-crime, does as well. In addition to working alongside vitamin D to build stronger bones, calcium serves a vital role in nerve transmission, constriction and dilation of blood vessels, and muscle contraction. Health experts agree that eating enough calcium and vitamin D is important for healthy bones at all ages, especially to help reach peak bone mass in children and young adults. A diet chronically low in calcium and vitamin D is related to low bone mass and may contribute to the development of osteoporosis. While osteoporosis is usually diagnosed in adults, getting enough calcium and vitamin D throughout the life cycle makes a big difference—the stronger the bones are at 30, the greater the likelihood that bone loss will be delayed as you age

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