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Snap, Crackle, and Pop

Well, here I sit with a broken foot thinking, Wow - now I have a lot of time to blog...

Seeing as this not my first clumsy fall (broke wrist roller skating in 4th grade and broke ankle eight years ago while I was eight months preggers), I've decided to blog about Calcium supplements - pretty pharmaceutical and fitting, no?

Well, here's the latest from Pharmacist's Letter:

Calcium and Vitamin D

Why do I need calcium and vitamin D?

Calcium and vitamin D are important for bone health. Nerves, muscles, and blood vessels need calcium to work. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, and is needed for immune system function. There is some evidence that vitamin D helps prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease.

What are sources of calcium and vitamin D?

Calcium is found in foods. Dairy products are good sources. Eight ounces of yogurt (228 gram) or milk (1 cup [236 mL]), or a 1.5-oz. (43 gram) serving of cheese, can provide around 300 mg. Fortified orange juice can provide 300 mg per 8…