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Why the body needs calcium?

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. More than 98% of human skeleton consist of calcium. Calcium plays an important role in bone and teeth health. It also affects your muscles, hormones, nerve function, and ability to form blood clots.

The recommended daily intake of calcium is 1,000 to 1,300 milligrams per day for people ages 9 and up. In case of pregnant women, the calcium intake needs to be increased from 800mg a day to 1100mg a day. That’s an extra 300mg calcium a day (equivalent to 1 serve of a calcium-rich food). Pregnant women need to eat around 4 serves of calcium-rich foods every day to meet their needs. Continue Reading