08 Nov '11, 12am

The benefits of food on our health - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

As we get older the density of our bones lessens, increasing the risk of fractures. This is called osteoporosis. Foods that can help are dairy products such as semi-skimmed milk, low-fat yogurts and cheese. Try to have three portions per day. Oily fish such as mackerel, sardines, salmon and fresh tuna provide vitamin D which helps the body absorb calcium more efficiently. If you don’t like oily fish; eggs, butter and fortified margarine are also good sources of vitamin D. Carbonated soft drinks, such as coca cola, are best avoided as they contain phosphoric acid that contributes to calcium losses and therefore increases the risk of osteoporosis. There are many different foods that can be therapeutic in varying conditions and life stages; calcium and vitamin D containing foods during the years when the bones are still forming, iron for those people who are tired, lethargic ...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/benefits-food-health-095229053.html

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