How many times did your mother tell you that the calcium in milk strengthens your bones? She was right, but probably unaware that calcium provides your body with all sorts of benefits beyond bone strength. Not only that, but calcium exists in all sorts of foods besides milk. Here’s everything your mother didn’t tell you about calcium.
- Calcium is a very important mineral in human metabolism, making up about 1-2% of an adult human’s body weight.
- Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to eat dairy foods to get the calcium you need in your meal plan.
- At any given time, about 99% of our total body calcium stores are found in bones and teeth.
“Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to eat dairy foods to get the calcium you need in your meal plan.”