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Women & Calcium

sources-calciumThe National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends that women under age 50 get 1,000 mg of calcium per day and women over 50 consume 1,200 mg per day. The average 50 65 year old woman consumes about 500/mg per day or less! For optimal bone health your body needs the recommended amount of calcium as well as Vitamin D to help absorb the calcium. While dairy products are the most well-known source of calcium it is important to know other sources of calcium to help meet your needs especially for those with a dairy allergy, lactose intolerance or vegan preference. Leafy green vegetables including broccoli, kale and collard greens are great sources as well as white beans, soy products, almonds and calcium fortified juices. As for the necessary Vitamin D, some quality time in the sun can give you the benefits you need but this can be difficult in winter months and with busy schedules. So when it comes to food, one serving of salmon provides all the Vitamin D you need in one day, even better, canned salmon with bones loads you with calcium too! Have you gotten in your recommended amount of calcium today? You may also like -18 Surprising Dairy-Free Sources of Calcium
Posted by vivadmin at 5/8/2014 6:45:00 PM
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