Calcium Rich Foods and Calcium Blockers
Calcium rich foods give your body the recommended daily allowance of calcium nutrition. Calcium foods are found mainly in dairy and certain plant foods.
What is Calcium?
Only the most abundant mineral found in your body! A certain amount of calcium is needed in order for your body to work properly.
Calcium blockers prevent some if not all of calcium from being absorbed into your body and it is very important to understand how to get the most calcium nutrition from your food.
Eating a sufficient amount of calcium foods is the most effective way to get this important mineral into your body.
What is Calcium?
Calcium is the #1 mineral found in your body. It is found and stored mainly in your bones and teeth.
Your body strives to maintain a constant supply of calcium in your blood, muscles, and most cells of your body.
Calcium is needed for:
- Secretion of Hormones
- Secretion of Enzymes
- Muscle Contractions
- Proper Heart Function
- Transmission of Nerve Impulses
- Blood Clotting
- Building Strong Bones & Teeth
- Initiating DNA Synthesis
- Helping Balance pH of Body
Your bones and teeth undergo continuous changes depending on the calcium supplied for your body's daily needs and your age.
If you do not supply enough calcium rich foods for your daily needs, it will be borrowed from your bones and teeth.
And the older you are - the more your risk of getting osteoporosis which can be controlled by eating adequate calcium foods.
Find out if you have any of the numerous symptoms of a calcium deficiency. You may be surprised at how important this mineral really is to your well being.
Calcium Nutrition and Your Daily Needs
RDA of Calcium:
- 0 to 6 months.............210 mg.
- 6 to 12 months............270 mg.
- 1 to 3 years................500 mg.
- 4 to 8 years................800 mg.
- 9 to 18 years.............1300 mg.
- 18 to 50 years............1000 mg.
- 50+ years..................1200 mg.
Calcium Nutrition Tips
Calcium is best absorbed at no more than 500 mg at a time. Dividing your calcium foods throughout the day will help ensure better absorption of calcium.
About 25% to 35% of calcium in dairy products is absorbed in healthy people and eating meat with dairy is not advised.
Calcium is much more bio-available from raw dairy products than pasteurized or cooked dairy.
Regular exercise helps to prevent calcium loss from your bones and actually helps to build stronger bones.
Drinking only moderate amounts of coffee and tea is advised, so you don't deplete too much calcium from your system.
Calcium Rich Foods
Cheese (Cheddar, Parmesan, Cottage Cheese, Swiss, Feta, etc.)
Milk (Skim, 2%, Whole, and Buttermilk)
Raw Goat Milk
Ice Cream (low fat and whole)
Yogurt (low fat and whole)
Organic Raw Milk
Orange Juice (especially calcium fortified)
Fish (Salmon and Sardines canned with bones)
Dark Leafy Greens (Turnip Greens, Kale, Spinach and Collard Greens)
Vegetables (Chinese Cabbage, Broccoli, and Okra)
Whole Grain Corn Meal (Corn bread and Tortillas)
Tapioca and Amaranth
Fruit (Figs and Papaya)
Sesame Seeds (Tahini Paste)
Almonds and Hazelnuts
and Klamath Lake Blue Green Algae
Bone Broths (Chicken, Fish, or Meat Bones)
Find out what foods contain some of the highest amounts of calcium and what may be the most effective calcium supplement available.
Phytic acid from grains, nuts, beans, soy, and seeds
Oxalic acid from spinach, collard greens, rhubarb, beans, chocolate, and berries
High intake of sodium
High intake of phosphorus from sodas
Certain medications contain calcium blockers
High alcohol consumption
High intake of protein and iron
Too much fiber - over 35 grams
Aluminum containing products
Soaking your grains, seeds, beans, and nuts helps to remove phytic acid which blocks absorption of calcium.
Juicing also removes fiber from your fruits and vegetables which can improve calcium absorption along with alkalizing your system.
Not eating too much oxalic acid with your calcium rich foods will help absorption of calcium.
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