What is Calcium?
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:
- Fortified dairy alternatives such as soy milk
- Green leafy vegetables
- Fortified breakfast cereals
- Fortified fruit juices