Like most of us you were probably told to drink up your milk as “it was good for your bones”. Well, it’s true, milk does contain calcium and calcium is a major component in building strong, healthy teeth and bones. Calcium isn’t just vital to our bone building structure though, it also plays a significant role in the regulation of the heart muscles making sure that the heart is able to contract and pump blood around the body. Alongside Vitamin K, Calcium also ensures that our blood manages to clot correctly. Calcium can be found in each of the supplements below.
If you or a family member have made the switch to a plant-based diet, or are considering doing so, a natural concern is likely to be: ‘how do I make sure I am getting all of the nutrition my body needs?
Although you probably don’t give your joints much of a thought in your teens, by the time you get to your mid-to late twenties, especially if you have an active lifestyle, we bet you probably start to notice them more?
The average human body has in excess of 200 joints. The joints that we are most familiar with are those that allow movement at the point where two bones meet. Not all joints are like this, for example, the skull has many fixed joints. But the reason we are most familiar with these moving joints is perhaps because they can start to cause us the most problems as we age.