To keep your bones strong, your body is constantly breaking down old bone cells and growing new ones, just as it sheds and replaces skin cells. To fuel bone growth, keep bone density strong, and prevent osteoporosis, you need a good supply of calcium from dairy products and other foods in your diet.
But you also need enough vitamin D. Without it, you could drink milk all day long and the calcium in it wouldn’t do you much good. Vitamin D is key in absorbing calcium from the food you eat – calcium that would otherwise get sent out of the body as waste.
Along with weight-bearing exercise, calcium and vitamin D go together for good bone density and good health in general. Here’s some advice on how to get more calcium and vitamin D in your diet - click here