Calcium: The Best Ways To Get More

05/07/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Calcium is a tricky beast:
-- If you get over 250% of your recommended daily allowance, your body can OD on it.
-- If you don't get enough, your bones, teeth and muscles will suffer.
-- You can only absorb up to 60% of your recommended daily allowance at a time
-- You need Vitamin D to absorb calcium.

So, with all of that in mind, what are the best ways to get calcium?

You can use supplements -- like TUMS -- but the best source of vitamins and nutrients is food.

If you're an omnivore, dairy makes a lot of sense. Don't overdo it, and don't consume dairy (primarily) through high fat sources -- like full fat cheeses -- but in moderation, even full fat cheese is fine.


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