“How much Calcium do you get Everyday?”


We all know that milk is great for growing kids as it contains plenty of protein, calcium, vitamin and minerals. And it is also great for adults as it is a rich source of calcium and vitamin D. These nutrients help build and maintain strong bones.

Our bones store calcium. When we do not get enough calcium from our daily meals, our body uses the calcium that is stored in our bones. Unfortunately, our bones start to lose calcium at a much greater rate when we reach our thirties. This causes our bones to weaken, thus increasing the risk of getting osteoporosis. By drinking milk regularly, we supply our body with the calcium it needs, therefore reducing the amount of calcium removed from our bones.


How much daily Calcium does your body need to maintain bone health?

Calcium Level Requirement To Take Note :
19 to 50 years old 1,000mg a day (male and female)
51 to 70 years old 1,200mg a day (female) and 1,000mg a  day (male)
70 years above 1,200mg a day ( male and female)

How much Calcium do you get every day? Is it enough?

To get 100 percent daily Calcium requirements :

Fried chicken x 71 pieces
Anchovies x 690 pieces
Minced beef x 28 cups
White bread x 91 pieces
Cheese x 11 slices
Soy bean milk x 20 cups
Soy bean curd x 6 pieces
Rice x 200 bowls
Fresh goat milk x 4 glasses


We lose calcium everyday. But, because we can’t see, or feel the damage being done to our bones, people often start taking preventive measures once it is already too late. Every day our bones are going through a natural process of breaking down and rebuilding. For that rebuilding we need Calcium.


In addition, our bodies are losing Calcium on a daily basis through our skin, nails, hair, sweat, urine and in other ways. As our bodies cannot produce Calcium, therefore it is vital to get adequate Calcium from the food we eat to protect our bone strength like milk, yogurt, cheese, certain green vegetables, bean curd, whole canned mackerel, canned sardines and salmon with soft edible bones. Fatty fish like mackerel, salmon, sardines and tuna are also good food sources of vitamin D.