Nutrition: Does whole milk have more calcium than nonfat?

I want to be sure that my son's primary teeth develop properly. I am concerned that he is not getting enough calcium. Does whole milk have more calcium for teeth development?


Calcium is certainly a major element necessary for normal development of teeth and bones.

Nonfat milk contains just as much calcium as whole milk. The approximate percentages of Daily Value Allowance for calcium provided in an 8 ounce glass of milk are listed below:

Whole milk: 30 percent
Nonfat milk: 35 percent
2 percent lowfat milk: 35 percent
1 percent lowfat milk: 40 percent

Milk also contains vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium. Milk is one of the best natural sources of dietary calcium. Green leafy vegetables are also good sources.

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