Our expert says:
Adult women require 1000 mg of calcium a day to prevent osteoporosis. The tub of yoghurt you have will supply approx. 1 mg of calcium per ml (say 100 mg if it contains 100 ml of yoghurt). The best source of calcium are milk, cheese and yoghurt. If you don't develop symptoms when you eat cottage cheese then you can also obtain calcium from this source. Soya milk is fortified with calcium so you can try using that as a substitute for milk, but I would still recommend that you take a calcium supplement at least every second day (Calcium Sandoz or Caltrate) to ensure that you are obtaining sufficient calcium when you cut out milk and other dairy products.
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