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Why calcium is essential for your bones

Why calcium is essential for your bones

Bones are made up of the mineral, calcium phosphate that makes up most of their mass. But, this calcium has to be supplied by our diet. In order to meet the calcium requirements of our body, we need to include calcium-rich foods in our diet.

Sadly, three out of four adults fail to meet the current recommended daily intake of calcium. And, it is estimated that more than 80% of young women and teenagers are not consuming enough calcium. Bone growth requires a good amount of calcium starting from the teen years and extending up to the age of 35.