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Osteoporosis is a “silent” disease characterized by the loss of bone mass due to weakness bonesAnd fractures become common, leading to serious health risks. People with osteoporosis often do not recover after a fall, especially women age 60 or older. Men are also at risk of developing osteoporosis, but usually 5 to 10 years later than women. For most people, osteoporosis can be prevented, and getting enough calcium in your diet is the first thing you start with, according to the betterhealth website.
Doctors recommend getting as much of your daily calcium needs from food as possible and using only low-dose supplements to make up for any deficiency, especially since your body is better able to absorb calcium from food than from supplements. In fact, studies show that although people who take calcium supplements have a higher average intake, those who get calcium from food have stronger bones. Furthermore, the use of calcium supplements in high doses may increase the risk of kidney stones and heart disease.
Getting enough calcium in your diet isn’t just important for older adults. It’s also vital for children, teens, and young adults because we continue to build bone mass well into our mid-20s. From now on, we can lose bone mass without sufficient calcium in our diets. Whatever your age or gender, it is essential to include calcium-rich foods in your diet, limit those that deplete calcium, and get enough magnesium and vitamins D and K to help calcium do its job.
Calcium is an essential nutrient that many of us ignore in our diets. Almost every cell in the body uses calcium in some way, including the nervous system, muscles, and heart. Your body uses calcium to build healthy bones and teeth, keep them strong as you age, send messages through your nervous system, help your blood clot, contract your muscles, and regulate your heart rhythm.