10 signs you’re not getting enough calcium
The safest and easiest way to manage and prevent a calcium deficiency is to add more calcium to the diet.
Some calcium-rich foods include:
- dairy products, such as milk, cheese, and yogurt
- soy milk
- fortified cereals
- nuts and seeds, including almonds and sesame seeds
The daily recommended amount of calcium in the diet is 1,000 mg for people aged 19–50, while children, teens, and older adults tend to require more.It is not a good idea to start taking calcium supplements without first consulting a doctor. Too much calcium increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, kidney stones, and other serious health problems.