Non-Dairy Sources of Calcium & Vitamin D
Before you look, try to list three non-dairy food sources of calcium and vitamin D. Can you list three benefits of adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D in your diet?
Did you know that calcium and vitamin D work together to make you less likely to break a bone or get osteoporosis, a disease that weakens them?
What are generally regarded standards for amounts of Calcium and Vitamin D that adults require per day?
For Vitamin D – Between 600 and 800 IU’s per day, depending on age and your health
For Calcium – Between 1000 mg and 1200 mg per day, again depending on your age and health.
Always consult a health care professional to determine what is right for your body and the state of your health. Other factors may also affect your personal nutritional needs.