Calcium is important for your bone health, muscle function and your blood. It is not produced by the body itself, so has to be taken up by foods such as milk, cheese and dairy in general, leafy greens, soy beans and tofu, as well as nuts and bread. Adults between the ages of 19 and 50 need between 700mg – 1,000mg of Calcium per day, which you should be able to get from your food if you follow a varied and balanced diet.
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