Calcium provides increases in thermogenesis (the body’s core temperature), which can then boost metabolism.
Dr Pattimakiel revealed calcium-rich foods are incredibly important for ageing as they help keep bones strong and healthy.
“Your body is building bone up until age 30 and after that, you start to lose bone,” she told the Cleveland Clinic.
“Since you’re losing that oestrogen around menopause, there’s an accelerated decline of that bone.”
It is recommended to consume 1,200mg – 1,500mg of calcium a day to ensure intake is at a good level.
Foods with high sources of calcium include: