Sunday, 10 April 2016

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Calcium: 4 Cups Milk (1 litre) A Day


Calcium

Do you know that drinking 4 cups of milk (1 litre) a day fully covers your daily calcium need (based on adult's need)?

Recommended daily intake: 1200mg
  • 200mg (0-6 months old)
  • 260mg (7-12 months old)
  • 700mg (1-3 years old)
  • 1000mg (4-8 years old)
  • 1300mg (9-13 years old)
  • 1300mg (14-18 years old)
  • 1000mg (19-50 years old)
  • 1000mg for men (51-70 years old)
  • 1200mg for women (51-70 years old)
  • 1200mg for adults (71 years old & above)
  • 1000mg for pregnant women 
  • 1000mg for breast-feeding women 
Functions:

Builds strong bones, teeth, nerves, heart, muscles, develop heart rhythm & blood clotting.

References:
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/dairy-and-egg-products/69/2
https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Calcium-HealthProfessional/

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