I was just discussing this with my MD, who gave me an equivalency chart. Basically, plain yogurt has more calcium per cup than milk. (I guess that's what's in bacteria poop
) However for most people, it is much easier to down a lot of milk than eat a lot of yogurt.
BTW - One Tums per day is not enough. Also, Tums contains calcium carbonate vs dairy calcium naturally comes in a mix of minerals - calcium, phosphorus and potassium, all really good for bones.
Adult Males need 1000 mg/ day
at age 65 increased to 1500 mg/ day
Adult Females need 1000 mg/ day
at menopause increased to 1500/ mg
Calcium Content of Milk, Yogurt, Tums
Milk (whole) 1 cup 290 mg.
Milk (2% low fat) 1 cup 295 mg.
Milk (1% low fat) 1 cup 300 mg.
Milk (skim) 1 cup 300 mg.
Yogurt (plain, low fat) 1 cup 415 mg.
Yogurt (flavored, low fat) 1 cup 315 mg.
Yogurt (plain, non fat) 1 cup 450 mg.
TUMS Regular 200 mg each
TUMS EX 300 mg each
TUMS Ultra 400 mg each
TUMS 500 500 mg each
The good news:
Caffe latte (12 oz.) 412 mg
Caffe mocha (12 oz.) 337 mg
Cappuccino (12 oz.) 262 mg