Calcium is Better in Cheese, Not Pills
Great news for people who eat a lot of cheese— getting calcium from your food sources (instead of a supplement) isn't just the yummier option, it's the healthier one. While calcium has always been revered for preventing osteoporosis, taking too much through supplement pills is thought to increase health risks like heart failure. So what does this mean for us? Pat yourself on the back for each calcium-filled bite of cheese you take!
While many people aren't getting enough calcium, new research cautions that some people may have the opposite problem: They could be getting too much.
Americans spend more than $1 billion a year on calcium supplements in hopes of staving off osteoporosis, the brittle bone disease that cripples many elderly women and some men.