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Is the Elixir of Life Hiding in Your Medicine Cabinet?

By Heather Neal |

The hunt for the elixir of life may not be as fleeting as you think. Ok, while it’s unlikely anyone is going to stumble across a magic potion that will let us live forever, there are pills and potions that can help prolong our life. One of those pills is a tiny innocent one you hear about all the time, although you probably have no idea how powerful it is.

Calcium isn’t just for building stronger bones. New research suggests it can actual help women live longer. Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study reports that 1,000mg of calcium a day may not only fight osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, but tack priceless time onto their lives. Unfortunately the same effect wasn’t seen in men. It didn’t matter where the calcium came from or whether or not it included vitamin D. So whether your calcium comes from dairy, alternative sources, or supplements, it’s a good idea for women to make sure they’re meeting the appropriate recommendations.

Here are some ideas for calcium-containing foods.


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About Heather Neal


Heather Neal

Heather Neal is a sports dietitian, pseudo-triathlete, and not-so-new momma. She’s the voice behind with a Side of Sneakers, a blog with a real-life take on healthy food and fitness. Find her on Instagram, and Pinterest. Read bio and latest posts → Read Heather's latest posts →

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