An average adult needs to consume at least 1000 mg of calcium every day. Although calcium deficiency, which often leads to hypocalcemia, is not common, inadequate calcium intake poses health risks over a long period of time. The following are the groups of people who are at risk of developing a nutritional deficiency based on their lifestyle, health conditions, and more:
- Menopausal women – Women suffer from bone loss after the age of 65. Menopause decreases estrogen production which alters the body’s ability to absorb calcium from the food we eat.
- Lactose intolerant individuals who avoid dairy products
- Vegetarians- People who eat plant-based meals do not get enough amount of calcium because they consume products that contain containing oxalic and phytic acids, a substance that interferes with mineral and protein absorption.
As we get older, our body’s ability to absorb calcium changes. While we’re still young, eating a balanced diet with foods that are rich in calcium and taking calcium supplements is the best way to keep our bones strong and healthy.
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