Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hot off the Press- New Dietary intake Levels for Calcium and Vitamin D

From the Press- The Institute of Medicine and American Dietetic Association:

New Dietary Intake Levels Established for Calcium and Vitamin D


November 29 -- The majority of Americans and Canadians are getting enough vitamin D and calcium to meet their needs, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Most U.S. and Canadian residents up to age 70 need no more than 600 international units, or IUs, of vitamin D per day to maintain health; those 71 and older may need as much as 800 IUs. The daily amount of calcium needed ranges from 700 to 1,300 milligrams based on age.

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Go on and Add it in daily; here's how...

Sources of Calcium:
  • Tofu (calcium fortified)
  • Soy milk (calcium fortified)
  • Green leafy vegetables (e.g., broccoli, brussels sprouts, mustard greens, kale)
  • Chinese cabbage or bok choy
  • Beans/legumes
  • Tortillas
  • Sardines/salmon with edible bones
  • Shrimp
  • Orange juice (calcium fortified)
  • Pizza
  • Bread
  • Nuts/almonds
  • Dairy products (e.g., milk, cheese, yogurt)

 Sources of Vitamin D:
  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Shrimp
  • Milk
  • Cod
  • Eggs
  • Some Yogurts 


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