Your bones are the foundation of your body, so you need to take good care of them. You might already know that calcium can play a role in maintaining bone health, but how can you look after yours if you’re following a plant-based lifestyle with limited calcium options?
From vegan-friendly calcium supplements to whole food vitamin D and exercises to support your bones, here’s everything you need to know about taking care of your bone health.
Why Bone Health Is So Important
Bone health is key for keeping your body moving and strong. Strong bones can help to reduce the risk of injury, especially if you have an active lifestyle – and staying active is key for reducing joint stiffness and maintaining flexibility.
Our bones also store important minerals, such as calcium and phosphorus, releasing them when our bodies need them most.
Our bone density can decrease as we get older, particularly after the menopause, so it’s important to begin looking after your bones from early on in your life.
What’s more, some people and certain lifestyles are at greater risk of osteoporosis or brittle bones, which can increase the risk of breaks or fractures.
Low bone mineral density is a risk factor for osteoporotic bone fractures, while calcium and vitamin D can help to reduce the loss of bone minerals in post-menopausal women.
Consume More Calcium
Calcium helps to maintain bone strength, so it’s important to make sure you’re getting enough calcium in your diet to look after your bones.
Calcium-rich foods include:
- Dairy products, such as milk, cheese and yoghurt
- Leafy green vegetables, such as spinach, okra and kale
- Fish – primarily fish where the bones are also eaten, such as sardines and pilchards
- Bread and other foods made with fortified flour
If you follow a plant-based diet, it can be harder to get enough calcium in your diet. This is where mykind Organics Plant Calcium Tablets come in.
These tablets contain plant calcium sourced from organic plants, with the formula featuring 20 powdered fruits and vegetables in total. Designed to support healthy bones, these supplements combine calcium-rich foods to support an active lifestyle. They also contain vegan vitamin D3, vitamin K2 as MK-7 and magnesium.