According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, approximately 43 million Americans are at risk for osteoporosis and low bone mass – and most don’t discover this until they suffer a fall or break a bone.

Evidence suggests that by the time we reach our early twenties, our bones reach their maximum density and strength or what is called peak bone mass. To ensure long-term bone health, it’s crucial to get enough vital nutrients, like calcium and vitamin D, in the early stages of your life through your diet. Men and women should get 1,000-1,200 mg of calcium and 600-800 IUs of Vitamin D daily.

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