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I received two full-sized canisters of Viactiv® Calcium Soft Chews and a picture frame for my own personal use.
All opinions, text and experiences are my own.
Did you know that 86% of teen girls do not get enough calcium in their daily diets? That’s according to a study published in 2010 from The Journal of Nutrition. Crazy, huh? I am a bit of a health food nut and my kids hate it. I think it’s so important to have a healthy lifestyle for my girls. Eating right and getting plenty of exercise is so crucial during these years. I want my girls to grow up with these healthy habits in mind.
I tend to steer clear of carbs and sugar and like to keep processed foods at a minimum because I want to show my kids the proper way to eat. Of course they are not always happy when the majority of our groceries seem to be real foods like fruits and veggies, fish and chicken. While my kids do take a multivitamin and a few extras like vitamin D, one thing that had not crossed my mind is calcium.
Are my teen girls getting enough calcium?
Teen girls actually require more calcium per day that their mom’s and grandma’s to strengthen bones and teeth and also to help muscles and nerves function properly. Getting the proper amount of calcium during the adolescent years is very important because 95% of peak bone mass is present by age 20. Gracie, my 5 year old, has scoliosis. Not only is calcium very important because of that, but it is for my teen girls too. I’m really not sure if they are getting enough. I am so thankful for calcium supplemental chews like Viactiv. Visit Viactiv to learn more about teen girls and calcium deficiency.
Do you know about calcium zappers?
I didn’t either! Certain foods and drinks can interfere with the absorption of the calcium that your daughter is consuming. I never even thought of that!
- Pop and other carbonated drinks loaded with caffeine can interfere with calcium absorption.
- Chips, pretzels and crackers or other snacks loaded with sodium can deplete calcium stored in the body when levels are too high.
- White bread, popcorn and processed foods that are high in oxalates can impact calcium negatively.
- Even healthier foods that are high in phosphorus can lower calcium absorption like peanut butter, corn, sunflower seeds, garlic (due to their lack of vitamin D).
Luckily, we do supplement vitamin D and we don’t consume very much pop or snack foods but I am still worried that my girls are not getting enough calcium. When Viactiv sent me their Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews in milk chocolate and caramel, I knew me and the girls would not only benefit from the extra calcium, but also love taking these supplements.
Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews
Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews are individually wrapped vitamin chews that are #1 doctor recommended. These contain vitamins D and K because they work together along with calcium to increase bone mineral density while positively affecting calcium balance. They come in milk chocolate and caramel flavors – YUM!
You can find Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews at:
- Rite Aid
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This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received two full-sized canisters of Viactiv® Calcium Soft Chews and a picture frame for my own personal use. All opinions, text and experiences are my own.