Your body needs calcium to helps build strong bones and healthy teeth. In fact our skeleton and teeth contain about 1.5kg (3lbs) of calcium and for this reason we need to make sure we keep our levels regularly topped up. It is also used by our nerve cells to communicate with one another and for keeping our muscles nice and flexible. It’s believed that calcium helps us to ght off certain cancers, in particular colon cancer.

And for those looking to shed a little weight, calcium is a definite fat buster. It’s suggested that we consume more calcium while we are young and when our bones are growing. While there are several cases to be made against milk, it certainly packs a punch when it comes to calcium, with one pint of whole milk containing around 85% of the NHS’s recommend daily intake.

8 foods that contain calcium

  • Cheese
  • Yoghurt
  • Milk
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Nuts
  • Sardines
  • Pilchards

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