Are You Getting Enough? Your Daily Dose of Calcium in Cups

99 per cent of the calcium in our body is stored in our bones, but it’s the other one per cent that is so important.

Many people don’t realize that calcium is essential for regulating blood pressure, nerve transmission, muscle contraction, blood clotting, ensuring a balanced body pH, and is essential to thousands of enzyme and hormone reactions. Unfortunately, calcium is the most inadequately consumed mineral among Canadians of all ages.

Take a look at the infographic below to find out how much calcium you should be consuming daily, dependent on your age group. The sources below are some of the richest food sources of calcium and range from greatest to least in the direction of the arrows.


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