Monday, August 5, 2013

Healthy Tummy, Strong Bones

Calcium + Inulin = Healthy Tummy, Strong Bones



If you’ve ever had a bout of tummy trouble, you should know about inulin (a type of fiber), which helps balance the levels of “good” bacteria in your digestive system.
Inulin also benefits your bones by enhancing calcium absorption. You’re most likely to run across it as a fiber supplement (Fibersure) or added to foods like yogurt (Yo-Plus, Activia Fiber), but there are a few good natural food options.

Good Sources of Calcium:

Milk, yogurt, cheese (all kinds), broccoli, kale, canned-with-bones salmon and sardines, tofu made with calcium chloride or calcium sulfate, almonds, fortified orange juice; fortified soy, rice or almond milk

Good Sources of Inulin:

Artichokes, dandelion greens, onions, garlic, leeks, chicory, bananas, whole-wheat flour, asparagus

Combo Ideas • Bananas in cereal with skim milk
                      • Grilled asparagus with shaved Parmesan

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