Question:

What is Calcium?

Answer:

Calcium is an essential mineral. Humans need calcium to build and maintain strong bones, and 99% of the body’s calcium is in the bones and teeth. It plays a role in muscle movement and cardiovascular function.

Calcium occurs naturally in many foods, and food manufacturers add it to certain products.

Calcium rich foods are:

- Yogurt
- Milk
- Fortified dairy alternatives such as soy milk
- Cheese
- Tofu
- Green leafy vegetables
- Fortified breakfast cereals
- Fortified fruit juices
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