Calcium by Lanette Hansen,posted Jan 17 2014 2:05PM
How much calcium per day are you getting? How much calcium per day SHOULD you be getting? I think most people take some sort of multi-vitamin and assume most of it is covered in that. I know I was under the assumption that a glass of milk or two, plus some yogurt each day and I was good. WRONG. Your multi-vitamin probably has between 150 and 200 mg of Calcium in it. I was dumbfounded by that...because after you realize that you should have somewhere around 1,000-1,200 mg of Calcium per day...you've got a lot more work to do than just a glass of milk and some yogurt. There's calcium-fortified orange juice that has a couple hundred mgs, but then just watch out for the sugar that OJ comes with. If you're not a milk drinker, there are veggies that are higher in Calcium than others...soybeans, okra, avocados and spinach are good to include in your diet to up your Calcium intake. If you want a quick way to get more Calcium, you can buy a supplement or pop a Tums. It's just so important to get your Calcium. You and your bones will be so happy you started good habits now. Start today...seriously.