As you reach midlife, it's more important than ever to make sure you get enough calcium in order to keep your bones. Women over 50 should aim for at least 1,200 milligrams a day although some doctors say the daily dose should be closer to 1,500 milligrams. The best way to get calcium is through food. Many products, from milk to cereals, are enriched. Check the nutrition labels to see how much you get in each serving.
But while food can give you the calcium you need, some foods can also rob you of calcium. Some calcium thieves include: