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Are dairy foods a “mediocre source of calcium” compared to other foods, as a nutritionaction.com reader claims? The reader objects to our posts that “paint dairy in a beneficial light.”
The short answer is no, dairy foods are a good source of absorbable calcium, as are many other foods.
While no adult needs cow’s milk and some people avoid dairy foods for a variety of reasons, many others enjoy the taste of milk, cheese, and yogurt and benefit from the nutrients in these foods. And calcium is one of those nutrients.