Between 1994 and 2014, you likely asked your friends if they “Got Milk?” to quote the famous ad campaign put on by the Milk Processor Education Program.
Over the course of 20 years, you couldn’t read a magazine without seeing an A-list celebrity such as Taylor Swift, John Elway or Dr. Phil donning a milk mustache.
Did you know that if you “Got Milk” you “Got” a good chance of preventing osteoporosis?
Milk is one of the best sources of calcium for the body and filled with Vitamin D, which helps absorb calcium.
Consuming enough calcium and Vitamin D are two key nutrients you need to consume throughout your life to best avoid osteoporosis.
Additionally, exercising regularly and participating in weight-bearing activities such as walking and/or running also works in your favor.
Finally, quit smoking. If you do not smoke, do not ever start. As stated before, smoking not only affects your lungs, but also weakens your bone density.
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