there’s still a risk
of calcium and vitamin D deficiency.
One of the dangers in calcium and vitamin D deficiency is the increased
risk of periodontal (gum) disease.
addition, these deficiencies can weaken your teeth and lead to tooth decay.
Without the right vitamins and minerals, even with ideal dental care,
your mouth’s daily defenses may be down.
Need a Good Source of Calcium? Dairy Isn't the Only Option!
The good news is that, if you choose, you can get these nutrients from
alternative sources. For example, just one ounce of sesame seeds contains
almost as much calcium as an entire glass of milk. Other major sources
of calcium are dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, and collard greens.
When it comes to vitamin D, surprisingly, your best source is the sun! When exposed to the sun’s radiation, your body naturally produces
vitamin D. But of course, be careful and use common sense—you also
know the potential problems associated with prolonged/unprotected sun exposure.
There are also a number of things we can eat and drink that are “fortified”
with calcium and vitamin D including soy milk, orange juice and some breakfast
cereals. You can also consider taking supplements.
Do you have questions about this topic?
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