Another important fact is to remember that there are other diseases that can be prevented by just adding calcium to the diet. A lack of this mineral may also lead to rickets (bowed legs), infertility, paralysis, convulsions and even death.
Calcium is essential in people for the proper growth of bones and teeth. With the adequate amount of exercise, calcium, and other essential minerals, a person will be started on a route to a healthier life.
Calcium can be taken in through dairy products such as milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, some meats, vegetables that are deep green and deep orange, grains that have been fortified (added vitamins and minerals) and many other foods. The secret is to have a full diet and include at the groups in the food guide pyramid: Bread/Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, Meat/meat alternatives, Dairy and limit the fat. Along with this, a daily dose of Vitamin D (sunshine) helps your body metabolize all the needed vitamins and minerals your body needs.