A couple of weeks ago I told you about vitamin D and the role it plays in calcium absorption. Even though calcium can’t do its job in the body without vitamin D, it’s still important that you get adequate amounts of calcium in your diet every day. Here’s a brief rundown on why you need calcium, how much you need, and where to get it.
Calcium Functions in the Body to:
Calcium Needs By Age:
Calcium needs for men and women are the same. Surprised? Bone loss happens to men too!
Calcium Rich Foods:
Dairy products are the best sources of calcium, but there are many non-dairy foods that are high in calcium too. Here are some foods to look for:
For more food sources of calcium check out the National Institutes of Health calcium source list.
What’s your favorite source of calcium?