Nutrition Q&A: Best sources of calcium

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My Wife age 30 yrs and two kids, she starts problems in backpain, joint pains, and medical test…result…calcium low…may i request you to please suggestion diet in the form of fruits n vegetables etc….

Best regards,
Rafeeq

Rafeeq, best sources of calcium are milk and buttermilk/curds. All dark green leaves and green vegetables also give you calcium. Other foods that contribute towards calcium intake are cheese, tofu, oranges, figs, dates, seeds and nuts, jaggery, all beans, fortified cereals. If you eat non veg, then small fish where the bones are eaten also provide calcium. Calcium alone is not enough. Make sure your wife gets sufficient Vit D also. Avoid salty foods as they cause loss of calcium.

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