- Q What foods reduce calcium absorption?
Dr. David Slovik, Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismSome vegetables and grains contain substances that undermine calcium absorption. For example, the oxalic acid in spinach and rhubarb combines with the calcium in these plants so that it isn't readily absorbed. Insoluble fiber, such as that in... Full Answer
- Q Why is it so important that I consume calcium every day?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineYour body stores excess calcium until you reach your early 30s-the time you reach your peak bone density. After that, your body stops storing calcium, and you must rely on getting all the calcium you need from your diet. If you don't, you'll deplete the... Full Answer