(Closed) Do you think you get the daily recommended amount of calcium?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: What do you think?
    Absolutely. I drink several glasses of milk, multiple cups of yogurt, and plenty of cheese. : (4 votes)
    11 %
    Probably? I don't shy away from dairy and calcium-rich foods, but I've never really thought about it : (7 votes)
    19 %
    Probably not. I don't eat much dairy or other calcium-rich foods. : (24 votes)
    65 %
    I honestly have no idea. I've never paid attention to nutrition labels. : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1079 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @MrsEdamame:  I’ve never tracked it, but I would be highly surprised if I actually achieve reaching my daily value of anything other than carbs and calories.  It’s not that I eat a lot of junk food, I just eat a lot of the same thing, mostly carbs.  :-/

    Post # 4
    Member
    1122 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @MrsEdamame:  I have never tracked it but perhaps I should. I doubt I get anywhere near the recommended amount. I am probably at 50% today 

    Post # 6
    Member
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Honestly, I get sooo much, but I am pregnant- so I drink lots of milk, eat lots of cheese pizza, and (unfortunately) am constantly eating Tums :/

    Post # 7
    Member
    1079 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @MrsEdamame:  Good idea.  I really should be more concious about what I put into my body.  My FI is really good about making sure he eats a balanced diet so I know my eating habits will improve for the better once we’re living together.  I’m really looking forward to that!

    Post # 8
    Member
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @MrsEdamame:  Whoa.  Is that all you are eating in an entire day?  I don’t mean to be rude, I just mean… I would fall over if I ate that little!  🙂

    Post # 9
    Member
    5109 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I take a prenatal vitamin every day…and I don’t know how much calcium is in it! hmm. I should look into this.

    Post # 12
    Member
    909 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @MrsEdamame:  Sorry I just have to correct you on this as I am a dietitian. Calcium is a mineral, not a vitamin, therefore not classified as either water soluble or fat soluble. I think what you are thinking of is Vitamin D which is fat soluble.

    And if you are looking for some non-dairy sources of calcium, try broccoli, dark leafy greens like kale, spinach, and collard greens,  and tofu.

     

     

     

    Post # 13
    Member
    10563 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Probably not.  I like cheese, and eat some nearly every day, but I don’t know how well I absorb everything from it.  I eat yogurt in spurts.  I’ll have weeks where I eat it every day and then I won’t for a while.  I do like broccoli, and eat some other vegetarian sources, but it’s pretty hard to get enough from vegetables.

    I am lactose intolerant, so even when I eat other types of dairy, I doubt I get much calcium from it unless I remember to take some lactaid pills first.  I only use milk substitutes in cereal, or if I get a craving for chocolate milk.

    I have enough issues right now without dealing with side effects from calcium supplements.  I will try get back into the habit of eating yogurt more often, I was just finding I was getting nauseous when I was eating it for breakfast along with tea.

    Post # 14
    Member
    598 posts
    Busy bee

    I know for a fact I don’t get the daily recomendation for calcium. I am taking a nutrition class right now and it was part of my project to monitor our eating for the course of 3 days and my calcium and fiber levels were almost non-existant! Scary thought, more milk please!

    Post # 15
    Member
    4049 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I drink milk like none other! I don’t eat a ton of dairy, but I drink more than the average person, so I imagine I am at least close.

    Post # 16
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    9057 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m lactose intolerant as well, so I don’t drink milk or eat much in the way of soft cheeses.  But, I put a cup of almond milk (45%) either in my cereal/smoothie or just drink it for breakfast, and I usually have yogurt and big spinach salad with a little hard cheese for lunch, so I’m probably pretty close if not on mark.

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