Calcium Rich Foods
and Calcium Blockers

Calcium rich foods can help to increase your calcium uptake especially when you learn how to lower the calcium blockers.  Calcium blockers can prevent some if not all of the calcium from being absorbed into your body.

What is Calcium?  Calcium is the most abundant mineral found in your body!  And a certain amount of calcium is needed by your body every day in order for it to work properly.

Calcium can be found in a wide variety of foods, but some people won't be able to drink that obvious glass of milk.

Bottom Line:  Consuming the right type of calcium rich foods and lowering the amount of calcium blockers - is the most effective way to get this important mineral into your body.

Calcium Nutrition and Your Daily Needs

Calcium is the #1 mineral found in your body.  And it is found and stored mainly in your bones and in your teeth.  Your body strives to maintain a constant supply of calcium in your blood, muscles, and in your cells.

Your bones and teeth will undergo continuous changes dependent on the amount of calcium supplied for your body's daily needs.

And if you do not consume enough calcium rich foods for your daily needs, it will be borrowed from your bones and from your teeth.

The older you are, the more you are at risk of getting osteoporosis which can be controlled by supplying adequate amounts of calcium and lowering the amount of calcium blockers.

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

Calcium Deficiency Symptoms

Find out if you are suffering or have the symptoms of a calcium deficiency.  You may be surprised at how important calcium rich foods are to your well being.

What is Calcium RDA?

  • 0 to 6 months..............200 mg.
  • 6 to 12 months............260 mg.
  • 1 to 3 years.....................700 mg.
  • 4 to 8 years...................1000 mg.
  • 9 to 18 years................1300 mg.
  • 19 to 50 years.............1000 mg.
  • 51+ years.........................1000 to 1200 mg.

Calcium Rich Foods

Organic Raw Milk

Raw Goat Milk

Raw Sheep Milk

Milk - Skim Milk, 2% Milk, Whole Milk, and Buttermilk

Raw Cheese - Cheddar, Cottage Cheese, Mozzarella, Jack Cheese, Hard Goat Cheese, Farmer's Cheese, Ricotta, Swiss Cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano, etc.

Raw Kefir & Yogurt - Low fat and Whole

Seafood - Sardines, Canned Salmon w/Bones, Anchovy, Wild Shrimp, Wild Clams, Blue Crabs, Wild Eastern Oysters, Northern Lobsters, Octopus, Seaweed, and Red & Black Caviar

Fruits - Dried Figs, Acorn Squash, Butternut Squash, Kiwi, Oranges, and Tangerines

Vegetables - Broccoli Raab, Bok Choy, Collard Greens, Dandelion Greens, Kale, Okra, Mustard Greens, and Turnip Greens

Herbs - Dried Basil, Ground Oregano, Dried Marjoram, Dried Thyme, Dried Dill, and Parsley

Legumes - Navy Beans, White Beans, and Soybeans

Grains - Cornmeal, Amaranth, and Teff

Misc. - Blackstrap Molasses, Tahini, Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, and Almonds

Best Sources of Calcium

Find out what foods contain some of the highest amounts of calcium per serving.  And find out what may be the most effective calcium supplements for you to take.  Also, learn about what types of calcium supplements to avoid.

The Calcium Blockers

Phytic acid from grains, nuts, beans, soybeans, and seeds

High intake of caffeine and coffee

Too much trans fats & too much fat in diet

High alcohol consumption

High intake or low intake of protein

Too much fiber - over 35 grams per day

Oxalic acid from rhubarb, spinach, swiss chard, chocolate, beets, and peanuts

Almonds, chia seeds, and amaranth are unfortunately also very high in oxalic acid!

High intake of salt & too much sugar

Certain medications contain calcium blockers

Consuming too much phosphorus from sodas, protein rich foods, etc.

Calcium Absorption Tips

Soaking your grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes will help to remove phytic acid which is a calcium blocker that blocks the absorption of calcium.

Juicing will remove the fiber from your fruits and vegetables which can improve calcium absorption from these types of calcium foods.

Avoid eating too much oxalic acid (a major calcium blocker) with your calcium rich foods to help with the absorption of calcium.

Eat a well balanced diet adequate in calcium rich foods with a proper balance of protein and carbohydrates.

And your diet must also contain enough healthy fats to help increase calcium absorption with the fat soluble vitamins A, D, and K2 which are in found in 100% grass fed dairy foods.

Calcium is best absorbed at no more than 500 mg. at a time.  Dividing your calcium rich foods throughout the day will help to ensure better calcium absorption.

About 25 to 35% of calcium in general is absorbed by healthy people.  However, calcium is more bio-available from raw dairy foods than pasteurized or cooked dairy.

And eating a lot of meat with high calcium dairy foods is not really advised.

Regular exercise will help to prevent calcium loss from your bones and will actually help to build stronger bones.

Finally, drinking only moderate amounts of coffee and tea is advised.  Preferably with some milk added.

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