20 Somethings Slacking On Calcium

Peak bone mass is not reached until the third decade of life. That fact underscores the importance of dairy product consumption throughout a young adult's 20s. It's recommended that adults intake 1000 mg of calcium a day. But an analysis of data from Project EAT (Eating Among Teens) found that females between the ages of 15 and 20 reduced their daily calcium intake by about 153 mg, with males cutting back by 194 mg. This research will appear in the July/August edition of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

The Bigger Picture: Taste preference was listed as one of the reasons that dairy consumption dropped between teenage years and the 20s. Chocolate milk is always an option for those who don't care for the taste of milk. Protein shakes also make a tasty alternative. With 60% of the recommended daily value of calcium in every serving, Gold Standard 100% Casein can put active individuals well on the way to hitting their bone density and muscle support goals.
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