Last week, I was fortunate to be invited in a health event about osteoporosis. It was sponsored by Anlene and it was my first time to really learn about a disease that I hardly give any attention to.
But also, most importantly, I learned that Anlene – while primarily marketed for women, is also something that men can drink.
That day, Senator Pia Cayetano was launched as the new face of Anlene. And together with other panel guests, discussed some of the facts about osteoporosis and the importance of fighting the disease as early as you can.
Some facts about osteoporosis that I learned that day:
- Bone breakdown can begin as early as the age of 25, for both men and women.
- Women are more susceptible to osteoporosis because of hormones and petite frames. Also pregnancy drains calcium from the body and passed on to the baby.
- In the Philippines, a study by Anlene showed that 1 out of 2 women are at risk for osteoporosis.
- Osteoporosis has no cure, but it can be prevented.
To prevent osteoporosis, one needs to engage regularly in weight-bearing exercises and strength training. And then pair that with a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D (which helps in the absorption of calcium).
A good source of calcium is milk. But if you’re lactose intolerant, then you can likewise get it from soy products and dark, leafy green vegetables.
And of course, there’s Anlene – which I discovered to be more than just something you can drink. The leche flan below, for example, was made using Anlene and it tasted great. 😀
Meanwhile, Anlene Concentrate is now available in the market. It’s the first ready-to-drink milk that contains four times the calcium and essential bone nutrients of regular milk.
It’s available in Regular, Vanilla, Chocolate and Black Sesame flavors. I’d recommend that you try the vanilla or the chocolate because they taste like milkshakes! 🙂
A 125-ml pack of Anlene Concentrate contains only 85 calories but gives you 650 mg of calcium, which is already more than 50% of one’s recommended daily allowance (RDA) for calcium.