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Stay Strong with Calcium

The average college student requires 1000 mg of calcium in their diet each day.  Calcium contributes to the structure and function of bones and teeth where it is stored for the body’s calcium needs.  Calcium in the bloodstream is necessary for vascular contraction and vasodilation, muscle function, nerve transmission, intracellular signaling, and hormonal secretion.  Below is a list of suggestions on how to fill your calcium tank.

Broccoli, cooked1/2 cup35 mg
Broccoli, raw1 cup35 mg
Cheddar cheese1 oz.204 mg
Cheese pizza1 small slice116 mg
Dry roasted almonds1/2 cup80 mg
Figs, ready to eat4 count506 mg
Instant breakfast mix1 packet150 mg
Yogurt1 cup300 - 415 mg
Navy beans1 cup123 mg
Orange juice, calcium-fortified1 cup300 mg
Parmesan cheese2 Tbsp138 mg
Refried beans1/2 cup59 mg
Sardines2 count50 mg
Milk1 cup300 mg
Soy milk, calcium-fortified1 cup300 mg
Spinach, cooked1/2 cup120 mg
Spinach, raw1 cup120 mg
Tofu, soft, made with calcium sulfate½ cup138 mg
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