What decreases calcium intake?
- Caffeine – too much caffeine can affect the balance of calcium in the body – add milk to your coffee to counteract the effect or try to cut down the amount of caffeine you consume.
- Salt – if we consume a lot of salt, it can increase the amount of calcium excreted through urine. One should not eat more than 6g of salt per day.
- Fizzy drinks – these contain a lot of phosphate, which is used to improve the flavor. Too much phosphate may cause the body to breakdown calcium.