• Positive effect on calcium metabolism
  • Required for:
    • Hormone production (e.g. estrogen)
    • Conversion of Vitamin D to potent form (D3)
Source and function notes Preventing osteoporosis and arthritis due to role in facilitating calcium metabolism, vitamin D conversion and estrogen formation which are all needed for building and maintaining bone structure
Vegetable sources Broccoli
Fruit sources banana, apple, grape, peach, orange, cherries
Nut and seed sources prunes, raisins, almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts

Adapted from:

Murray, M. (2005). Encyclopedia of Healing Food. New York, N.Y.: Atria Books

Bland, J., Costarella, L., Levin, B., Liska, D., Lukaczer, D., Schlitz, B., Schmidt, M., Lerman, R., Quinn, S., Jones, D. (2004). Clinical Nutrition: A Functional Approach, Second Edition. Gig Harbor, WA: The Institute for Functional Medicine.

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