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 is Needed for:
- Building Strong Bones and Teeth
- Secretion of Hormones
- Secretion of Enzymes
- Muscle Contractions
- Proper Heart Function
- Transmission of Nerve Impulses
- Blood Clotting
- Initiating DNA Synthesis
- Helping Balance pH of Body
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.
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.
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 Rich Foods
Organic Raw Cheese - Artisan Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, Jack Cheese, Goat Cheese, Farmer's Cheese, Ricotta Cheese, Swiss Cheese, Cream Cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano, etc.
Organic Raw Yogurt
Organic Raw Kefir
Organic Raw Quark
Organic Raw Tzatziki Dip
Wild and Sustainable Seafood - Blue Crabs, Red & Black Caviar, Cuttlefish, Raw European Anchovy, Wild Clams, Wild Eastern Oysters, Shrimp, Walleye, Halibut, Atlantic Herring, Northern Lobsters, Alaskan King Crab, Octopus, and Seaweed
Organic Grains - Cornmeal, Amaranth, and Teff
Organic Fruits - Dried Figs, Acorn Squash, Butternut Squash, Kiwi, Oranges, and Tangerines
Organic Legumes - Black Eyed Peas, Chickpeas, Red Beans, White Beans, Soybeans, Tempeh, and Natto
Organic Green Vegetables - Broccoli, Broccoli Raab, Bok Choy,
Collard Greens, Dandelion Greens, Kale, Okra, Mustard Greens, Scallions,
Turnip Greens, Wasabi Root, and Watercress
Organic Misc. - Blackstrap Molasses, Tahini Paste, Flax Seeds, Hazelnuts, and Almonds
Organic Herbs - Fresh & Dried Basil, Dried Chervil, Dried Marjoram, Dried Thyme, Dried Dill, Dried Oregano, Arugula, and Parsley
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 and 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 spinach, beets, rhubarb, swiss chard, chocolate, and peanuts
Almonds, chia seeds, and amaranth are unfortunately also very high in oxalic acid!
High intake of salt and too much sugar
Certain medications contain calcium blockers
Consuming too much phosphorus from sodas, protein rich foods, etc.
Calcium Absorption Tips
Calcium is best absorbed at no more than 500 mg. at a time.
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.
Sourdough breads made with a sourdough starter that have been fermented for 24 hours will help to eliminate calcium blockers.
Soaking grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes for at least 7 hours will help to remove some
phytic acid which is a calcium blocker that blocks the absorption of
Avoid eating too much oxalic acid (a major calcium
blocker) with your calcium rich foods to help with the absorption of
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.
Finally, drinking only moderate amounts of coffee and tea is advised. Preferably with some milk added.
Regular exercise will help to prevent calcium loss from your bones and will actually help to build stronger bones.
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