Nothing but the Youth: 8 Foods that Can Actually Add Years to Your Life

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Milk
Milk! The go-to source of calcium for most kids and some adults alike. You can even try almond milk, coconut milk, or soy milk- most are fortified with ... more 
Photo by: with a Side of Sneakers
Milk
Milk! The go-to source of calcium for most kids and some adults alike. You can even try almond milk, coconut milk, or soy milk- most are fortified with calcium.
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Tue, Jun 11, 2013 12:22 PM EDT

The hunt for the elixir of life may not be as fleeting as you think. While it's unlikely anyone is going to stumble across a magic potion that will let us live forever, there are pills and potions that can help prolong our life. One of those pills is a tiny innocent one you hear about all the time, although you probably have no idea how powerful it is: calcium! Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study reports that 1,000mg of calcium a day may not only fight osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, but tack priceless time onto their lives. It doesn't matter where the calcium comes from or whether or not it includes vitamin D. So whether your calcium comes from dairy, alternative sources, or supplements, it's a good idea for women to make sure they're meeting the appropriate recommendations. Here are 8 ideas for calcium-rich foods. -By Heather Neal



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