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Better bone health

Alessandra Felice sorts out the best ways to keep your bones in great shape for life

Taking care of the health of bones and joints is so important in childhood, as we are growing up, as adults and also as we grow older. In childhood and adolescence, bone formation outpaces bone resorption or loss. Bone mineral density then peaks in our 20s, and around mid-life bone loss tends to accelerate and overtake bone formation. Especially in menopausal women, as levels of oestrogen start to decline.

Bone formation and bone resorption are influenced by factors such as age, gender, build and ethnicity, but also diet and physical activity. Bone mass can be positively aff ected by regular activity, especially weight-bearing exercise such as walking, running, lifting weights, climbing stairs and dancing that can stimulate bone formation. It can also be supported by including essential vitamins and minerals in our diet. Let’s have a look at some of the main nutrients required…

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In the mood for some vegan junk food? We've got the recipes to delight and inspire in the June issue of Vegan Food & Living, ranging from our tofish and chips cover star to pizza, mushroom, potato and leek pie and Biscoff cookie cups. Also this issue, we check out the wonders of watercress, cook up a feast on the barbecue and revel in pasta dishes under 500 calories. Also this issue, we explore whether non-vegan companies have a place in the vegan world, discover all about lab-grown meat, find out what should feature in the perfectly balanced vegan diet and embrace sustainable vegan fashion.