Calcium Rich Foods
and Calcium Blockers

Calcium rich foods can help to increase your calcium nutrition when you learn how to lower the calcium blockers.

Calcium foods can be found in a wide variety of foods besides the obvious glass of milk.

What is Calcium?

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

Calcium blockers can prevent some if not all of the calcium from being absorbed into your body and it is very important to understand how to get the most calcium from your calcium rich foods.

Bottom Line:  Eating a sufficient amount of calcium 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. 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 in most cells of your body.

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

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

Calcium Deficiency Symptoms

Find out if you have any of the numerous 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..............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.

The older you are - the more your at risk of getting osteoporosis which can be controlled by eating adequate calcium foods and lowering calcium blockers.

Calcium Nutrition is 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 Rich Foods

Cheese - Cheddar, Cottage Cheese, Mozzarella, Jack Cheese, etc.

Goat & Sheep Cheese - Feta, Chevre, Pecorino Romano, etc.

Dairy Kefir & Yogurt - Low fat and Whole

Organic Raw Milk

Raw Goat Milk

Sheep Milk

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

Fish - Sardines and Canned Salmon with Bones

Herbs - Oregano, Marjoram, Thyme, Rosemary, and Parsley

Fruits - Dried Figs

Vegetables - Dandelion Greens, Chinese Cabbage, Kale, Mustard Greens, and Okra

Nuts & Seeds - Almonds, Hazelnuts, Sesame Seeds, and Chia Seeds

Legumes - White Beans and Soybeans

Grains - Amaranth and Teff

Best Sources of Calcium

Find out what foods contain some of the highest amounts of calcium and what may be the most effective calcium supplements available.

The Calcium Blockers

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

High intake of sodas and coffee

High intake of salt or sodium

Certain medications contain calcium blockers

High alcohol consumption

High intake of protein and iron

Too much fiber - over 35 grams per day

Too much trans fats

Oxalic acid from rhubarb, spinach, collard greens, beans, chocolate, coffee, and berries

Aluminum containing products like baking powder, etc.

Calcium Nutrition Tips

Soaking your grains, nuts, seeds, and beans 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.

And not eating too much oxalic acid which is a major calcium blocker with your calcium rich foods will help with the absorption of calcium foods.

Also, eating a balanced diet which is adequate in calcium rich foods, but not too high in protein or carbohydrates will greatly aid your calcium nutrition.

And a diet that is higher in fat may actually help to increase calcium absorption because of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, and K2 which are in healthy fats.

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

About 25% to 35% of calcium in dairy products is absorbed in healthy people.

Calcium is also much more bio-available from raw dairy products than pasteurized or cooked dairy.

And eating meat with dairy products is not really advised.

Regular exercise helps 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, so you don't deplete too much calcium from your system.

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