||IT WILL PROBABLY never go as well with cookies, but these days it is possible to get the same amount of calcium in a glass of orange juice as in a glass of milk, thanks to calcium-fortified products on the grocery shelves.
For those who are lactose intolerant or gag at the thought of chalky calcium supplements, orange juice with calcium may be the spoonful of sugar that helps the supplement go down. Says Loren Lipson, associate professor of medicine and chief of the division of geriatric medicine, The most important thing is that both men and women get an adequate amount of calcium, between 1,000 and 1,500 milligrams per day.
There are many different sources, Lipson says, but he notes that the best are calcium-rich foods such as cheese, milk, tofu and canned salmon, which contains bone meal. The dietary sources, including leafy green vegetables and broccoli, are probably the most effective, he says.
But many people avoid milk and cheese because of concerns about fat, and it is difficult to get adequate calcium from vegetables alone. So we turn to calcium supplements, calcium-containing medications like Tums, and calcium-fortified products like orange juice, he says.
They will work fine one glass of juice with calcium has 30 percent of the U. S. recommended daily allowance but have a few disadvantages: they lack the vitamin D contained in milk, which helps with calcium absorption, and eight ounces of orange juice contains 110 calories as compared to 90 calories in eight ounces of nonfat milk.
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