Plant-based nutrient support for healthy bones.
This program is high in key nutrients that support bone health including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and vitamin A, all from plant-based sources. Meals are fun, colorful, and nutrient-dense.
This program was created with five key considerations:
Calcium is a mineral that is essential for building healthy bones. This meal plan uses ingredients like fortified milk beverages, almond butter, white beans, and tahini to help you achieve a calcium intake of at least 1,200 mg per day. To maximize the absorption of dietary calcium, the plan limits salt intake as salt increases calcium loss through the urine.
Vitamin D helps to increase the absorption of calcium, ultimately building stronger bones. Obtaining sufficient vitamin D from natural (non fortified) food sources alone is difficult. Experts recommend that adults take a vitamin D supplement year-round.
Magnesium has a structural role in bone maintenance, influences bone-building cells, and modulates potential bone-damaging inflammation. This plan contains over 500 mg of magnesium per day from food sources like chia seeds, brown rice, and almonds.
Phosphorus is essential in supporting bone augmentation and maintenance. This plan ensures you get good sources of phosphorus found in protein foods such as beans, lentils, nuts, and whole grains. Aim to avoid cola beverages, fast food, and pre-made frozen processed foods as they have phosphate additives which may interfere with calcium metabolism.
Potassium plays an important role in maintaining bone mineral density, preventing bone breakdown and calcium loss through urine. This program provides at least 3,400 mg of potassium daily from whole foods including broccoli, banana, oats, and beans.
Vitamin C is an essential element of bone collagen and increased vitamin C intake is associated with increased bone density. This plan includes several servings of fruits and vegetables to reach your daily recommended Vitamin C intake.
This 7 day meal plan includes:
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + snacks
- A Prep Guide to help you plan for the week
- Grocery List
- Nutrition Analysis for each day
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