This refreshing flavour brightens up yogurt enough to enjoy not only for breakfast but as an after dinner dessert as well. Look for white or black dried figs in the produce aisle of the grocery store for an assortment. Try them chopped in your favourite baked goods like muffins and loaves for added texture and sweetness.
1 pkg (8 oz/227 g) dried figs (about 8 figs)
3/4 cup (175 mL) fortified orange juice
1 cinnamon stick
1 1/3 cups (325 mL) plain 0% Greek yogurt
2 tbsp (30 mL) pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp (2 mL) grated orange rind
1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon
1/2 cup (125 mL) low fat granola cereal (optional)
Bone is a living tissue, that is constantly renewing and repairing itself from everyday wear and tear. However, like many nutrients, calcium is absorbed less effectively as we age. Try out our calcium calculator to see if you are getting enough in your daily diet.
* The percentage of calcium is based on the Osteoporosis Canada’s daily calcium requirement for people under 50 years of age of 1000 mg.
Osteoporosis Canada’s position on nutrition for healthy bones focuses on calcium and vitamin D while stressing a well-balanced diet which includes fiber and whole grains, vitamins and minerals and protein.