Most of us could use more phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are found in plants. It isn't widely known -- yet -- that phytonutrients help prevent osteoporosis. We've heard about calcium and Vitamin D in this respect, but phytonutrients also help support bone health.
"According to a recent study by America’s Nutrilite Health Institute, most Americans are deficient in phytonutrients. This is not only the case in America of course, but in most parts of the world today as well. Failing to eat sufficient quantities of vegetables and fruits not only prevents you from getting these important nutrients, but such a shortage also decreases the likelihood of getting the important bone-building vitamins and minerals such as vitamin D and Calcium."
So load up your plate with veggies. Be adventurous, venture into colors besides green. Treat yourself to some fruit for dessert. The wider the variety of your plant consumption, the better your personal phytonutrient content will be. Not only will you be eating great food, but you will have healthier bones throughout your life.