It can be challenging to get the calcium you need from your diet. Try these strategies to make sure you get between 1,000 and 1,300 milligrams of calcium daily: add powdered milk to soups, casseroles and drinks; and buy juices, cereals, breads, grains and bottled water fortified with calcium. Try the whopper: sprinkle half a cup of diced figs over an 8-ounce serving of yogurt and you'll get more than half of an adult's daily calcium needs.
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Osteoporosis develops gradually, usually without causing symptoms. A broken bone or fracture is typically the first sign.