Calcium is essential for the growth of strong bones and healthy teeth, which is why children need it the most. Parents should make sure that their little one receive ample of calcium with a diet high in milk, fresh fruits and veggies.
A medium banana, potato or orange has 3 gm of calcium, whereas a cup of broccoli has 5 gm. A cup of brown rice has 3 ½ gm while a cup of whole-wheat spaghetti has 6.3 gm.
Besides calcium, colourful fruits and vegetables are also loaded with antioxidants and other compounds that reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other health conditions.
To read more about other calcium-rich foods and how they are important for your child's health, click here.