Children's Health and Wellness

Important Nutrient: Calcium

Calcium is important in your diet because it builds and maintains healthy bones, and lowers blood pressure. Good sources of calcium include plain yogurt, part-skim ricotta cheese, sardines (canned with bones), milk (preferably skim or low fat), fortified orange juice and Swiss cheese.

Print Source: Vitality magazine
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Godsey, Cynthia M.S., M.S.N., APRN
Online Medical Reviewer: Lambert, J.G. M.D.
Date Last Reviewed: 2/22/2005
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