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WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED DAILY ALLOWANCE (RDA) FOR CALCIUM AND WHICH FOODS ARE THE BEST SOURCES?
The RDA for calcium for adults is from 800 to 1,200 mg. However, most nutritionists recommend 1,000 to 1,500 mg daily for women, long before the start of menopause to prevent calcium deficiency which may lead to osteoporosis.*
Calcium-rich food sources include milk and milk products like cheese and yogurt, plus dark green leafy vegetables, almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, egg yolks, salmon and sardines.