Calcium is for Healthy Bones and Healthy Heart.
Most people think that calcium is a mineral only for building and maintaining strong bones and teeth. But there’s more to calcium, it is also an essential to the regulation of our heart’s rhythm, blood clotting and the transmission of nerve impulses throughout our body. 90% of the calcium in our body is stored in the bones and teeth. The remaining 1% is found in the blood and other tissues. The average Filipino adult needs 750 mg of calcium a day. Milk, yogurt, cheese and other dairy products are the best natural sources of calcium and riboflavin. During the first 30 years of life, it is important that our body makes the strongest and densest bones possible to guard against brittle bones. To achieve this, we must consume adequate calcium because our body does not produces this mineral.
Milk drinking habit should be carried over to adulthood to help limit the amount of bone loss. Calcium also protects us from other health risks that appear in midlife. Also calcium helps bring blood pressure down and reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.