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How much calcium do you need per day? Find out what your daily calcium requirements are using our easy calcium calculator.

Why calcium is important in your diet

Calcium is important for strong and healthy bones. Along with vitamin D and weight-bearing physical activity, calcium is very important in preventing osteoporosis, the age-related bone loss that affects both women, particularly after the menopause, and men.

How to get more calcium

There are various foods you can incorporate into your diet to increase your calcium intake. Good sources of calcium are dairy foods, almonds, green leafy vegetables and fish with bones, such as sardines and salmon. View our calcium-boosting ideas for your diet.

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