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:

  • Building Strong Bones & 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

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 Pastured Raw Cow Milk

Organic Raw Goat Milk

Organic Raw Sheep Milk

Organic Raw Milk - Camel Milk, Water Buffalo Milk, and Buttermilk

Organic Pastured Whey - Raw Whey and Non-Denatured Whey Protein

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 Kefir & Yogurt

Organic Raw Quark

Organic Raw Tzatziki Dip

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

Organic Green Vegetables - Broccoli, Broccoli Raab, Bok Choy, Collard Greens, Dandelion Greens, Kale, Kimchi, Okra, Mustard Greens, Scallions, Turnip Greens, Wasabi Root, and Watercress

Organic Herbs - Fresh & Dried Basil, Dried Chervil, Dried Marjoram, Dried Thyme, Dried Dill, Dried Oregano, Arugula, and Parsley

Organic Legumes - Black Eyed Peas, Chickpeas, Red Beans, White Beans, Soybeans, Tempeh, and Natto

Organic Grains - Cornmeal, Amaranth, and Teff

Organic Misc. - Blackstrap Molasses, Tahini Paste, Flax Seeds, Hazelnuts, 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

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 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.

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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