Is low-fat cheese an acceptable source of calcium?

Judy Caplan
Nutrition & Dietetics
Low-fat cheese is an acceptable source of calcium as are green leafy vegetables, almonds and sardines. There are other good ways to get calcium. Weight-bearing exercise is also important for building strong bones.
Yes. A serving is considered 1.5 to 2 ounces, which should provide you about 1/3 of the daily recommended amount of calcium for many adults.

Using low fat cheese is a smart choice as you will reap the benefits of calcium WITHOUT the saturated fat that is in full fat cheese.

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