Milk Is NOT The Only Way To Get Calcium

For many years parents have been forcing their children to drink milk because it was a way to get them the calcium they need for their growing bodies. But, it turns out that the relationship between proteins in dairy products and the calcium needed for their bones is still a mystery. Milk might not give you all the calcium you need and experts argue that dairy products can contribute to problems like heart disease and even prostate cancer because of the high saturated fat content.

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Calcium is a mineral that your body needs for building and maintaining your teeth and bones, blood clotting, the transmission of nerve impulses, and the regulation of your heart’s rhythm. 90% of calcium in your body is stored in your bones and teeth and 1% in your blood and other tissues.