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Calcium is one of the many minerals that our bodies need for good health. Calcium is well known for its importance in keeping our bones healthy. However, calcium is also needed to help our blood to clot, to keep muscles working properly and to help release energy from food.

 

"Where can I find Calcium?

Dairy foods like milk, cheese and yoghurt are all good sources of calcium. You can also find calcium in almonds and sesame seeds as well as fortified soy milk. Butter and cream have almost no calcium. The Department of Health recommends that we have 3 servings of milk, hard cheese or yoghurt everyday to get enough calcium.

 

Did you know?

Soft cheeses have less calcium than hard cheese. Cheddar cheese has seven times more calcium than feta cheese.

 

Calcium – Benefits at a glance:

  • Helps to release energy from food
  • Needed for strong bones
  • Essential for healthy teeth
  • Helps digestive enzymes to work
  • Needed to help blood to clot
  • Important for healthy muscle function

 

How much Calcium do I need everyday?

The RDA or Recommended Daily Amount for Calcium is 800mg per day.

Calcium in Food Need per 800mg day
   
200mls Skimmed milk 44mg
200mls Full fat milk 240mg
200mls Goats Milk 200mg
200mls Calcium-enriched Soya milk 188mg
50g Cheddar Cheese 369mg
50g Feta Cheese 48mg
1 Pot Yoghurt 250mg
100g Almonds 40mg
100g Brazil Nuts 170mg
100g Hazelnuts 40mg
1 tablespoon Sesame Seeds 160mg

 

Did you know?

Full fat, low fat and skimmed milk all have almost the same amount of calcium so you are not missing out if you choose low fat or skimmed milk instead of full fat.

     

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