For a balanced diet, the simplest is to vary what one eats, i.e. eat a little of everything. As soon as one has to stay away from certain food groups, there exists a possibility of an incomplete nutritional intake.
Milk and milk products form our main sources of calcium. Calcium is the mineral the most common in the human body. 99% of the calcium in our bodies contributes to the strength of our bones and teeth. The calcium which is not part of the skeletal structure, although a small component of only 1%, is essential to a large number of important functions: blood coagulation, muscle contraction, transmission of nervous signals. At all ages it is thus very important to make sure that sufficient calcium is provided to serve these different needs. Some green-leafed vegetables, dry fruit and some mineral waters are also sources of calcium of some significance. The consumption of vegetable juice enriched with calcium or milk and milk products from which the lactose was removed can equally contribute to the daily calcium requirements. Those who are lactose intolerant and also vegetarian have to be particularly careful that their diet provides them with sufficient proteins.
Vitamins and Minerals