Get your CALCIUM!
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in your body, and it's an important one.
Calcium is famous for helping keep bones strong. But it also helps your muscles move, your nerves transmit messages and your blood flow.
How much calcium do I need to stay healthy?
Calcium needs vary according to your age and other factors, but healthy people 4 years and older should get between 1,000 and 1,300 milligrams of calcium daily.
So what foods are good sources of calcium?
You can get the calcium you need from foods like dairy products and from fortified foods like cereal and fruit juice. Keep scrolling to learn more about how much calcium different foods provide.
PLAIN, LOW-FAT YOGURT
ORANGE JUICE, CALCIUM-FORTIFIED
SARDINES, CANNED IN OIL, WITH BONES
NONFAT MILK AND SOY MILK
TOFU, FIRM, MADE WITH CALCIUM SULFATE
TOFU, SOFT, MADE WITH CALCIUM SULFATE
KALE, FRESH, COOKED
KALE, RAW, CHOPPED
BOK CHOY, RAW, SHREDDED
Calcium helps you build strong bones. What else makes for healthy bones?
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Source: National Institutes of Health