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7 Things That Happen When You Go on a Dairy-Free Diet

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Your bones could get weaker

Milk is chock full of calcium, protein, vitamin D, and other minerals important to building strong bones. Most of your bone-building takes place in your childhood and teenage years, but you never outgrow the need to keep your bones strong. If you’re on a dairy-free diet, it’s important to find a way to replace those lost nutrients, says Kelly Pritchett, PhD, RD, assistant professor of nutrition and exercise science at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. “Milk has been referred to as being important for bone health because it contains both calcium and vitamin D,” she says. “However, there are other sources of food containing both of these. In fact, our best source of vitamin D is from the sun—food isn’t a great source.” Get your daily doses of calcium from leafy greens, fortified orange juice or almond milk, and broccoli—and know these clear signs you’re not getting enough calcium.

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