3 Easy Ways to Strengthen Your Bones
You already know that calcium is the poster child for building strong bones, but studies have shown that the nutrient doesn't do the body much good without its sidekick, vitamin D; calcium needs D in order to be sufficiently absorbed from the digestive tract. While some doctors recommend calcium supplements for bone health, the jury's still out on whether they're a healthy alternative (some studies have suggested they can harm the heart). I recommend consuming 1,000 milligrams per day through food. If you're not a dairy lover, don't worry: Kale, tahini and almonds are all surprisingly potent sources of the nutrient.