Halloween season is here. Filled with ghosts, goblins, and skeletons, so we wanted to take the opportunity to remind you to stop and think of your own bones! Osteoporosis is a bone disease in which bones become weak and can break more frequently. Calcium is an important nutrient for building bone density. It aids in muscle contraction, nerve function, and blood clotting. Our bodies build bone density up until about the age of 30, so calcium consumption is extremely important for young people. You can use the following chart to find your recommended daily calcium intake. Milk, yogurt, and most dairy products are good sources of calcium, along with the foods in the chart attached below. When using nutrition labels, you can simply take the percent of calcium listed and add a 0 at the end to determine the amount in mg in that particular food.
Stay strong with adequate calcium intake, and Happy Halloween!