Calcium is essential for strong bones and teeth. We all know this since we were 5 years old but you know Calcium does more than that? Calcium also helps in muscle function, maintaining a healthy heart rhythm, used in treatment of indigestion (Calcium is an ingredient in antacids), if you have high amounts of magnesium, potassium and phosphorus in your body, Calcium is used to control them, Calcium can also prevent specific cancers (needs more study though) and many more!
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If you don’t get enough calcium in your body, you might suffer from bone-related diseases and health problems due to weak bones. Children might not be able to reach their full growth potential if they lack calcium and adults may be at risk for osteoporosis due to low bone mass. Sad to say, a lot of Americans don’t get the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for calcium. Children, adolescent girls and adults age 50 and older are the most common victims. 

The amount of calcium that you need depends on your age and sex.

Men (RDA)
19-50 years old: 1,000mg and a daily limit of 2,500mg
51-70 years old: 1,000mg and a daily limit of 2,000mg
71 years old an older: 1,200mg and a daily limit of 2,000mg

Women (RDA)
19 – 50 years old: 1,200mg and a daily limit of 2,500mg
51 years old and older: 1,200mg and a daily limit of 2,000mg

Going above the daily limit might give you health problems related to excessive calcium like Hypercalcemia. Women need more calcium than men because for some reason, they are more prone to osteoporosis or the thinning of bones than men.

Sadly, our bodies can’t produce calcium so you must acquire it through the following food:
Dairy like milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, sour cream, cottage cheese, cream, buttermilk, margarine, etc.

Green and leafy vegetables like broccoli, bok choy, okra, collards, turnip greens, leeks, artichokes, kale, swiss chard, fennel, celery, spinach, dandelion greens, asparagus, cabbage, brussels sprouts, etc.

Fish with edible bones like sardines and canned salmon, and other calcium fortified foods but take note of the other stuff that goes with it. Your orange juice might be calcium-fortified but it’s not worth it if the sugar level is way too high.

Incorporate calcium in your meals! Try this cauliflower rice recipe or try this fruit and herb infused water recipe using mineral water.
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This blog is very informative regarding the nutrients information it contained. I like to read such blog as they are also a source of information and knowledge and we should also avail it. The calcium is very important nutrient. And plays an important role in strengthen bones.

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12/06/2016 8:50am

Calcium is a very important mineral for our body. It helps strengthen our teeth and bones. Calcium is mostly found in milk and other dairy products. Daily intake of milk packed with calcium and other vitamins and mineral is essential to our body and it will keep us strong and healthy. I like this information because it reminds everyone of what is needed for our health. Thank you so much for reminding us. Stay healthy!

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As said that health is wealth. So we should take care of our health, Specially we have to follow our diet chart strictly. Without proper diet plan we can't live life happily and healthy.

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11/28/2016 3:14am

That's true there are lot's of benefit's of these foods, no doubt it's good for body health, which is very necessary for us.

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12/10/2016 10:51am

As a child, he loved to be in the kitchen. And although is name is often mentioned in the same breath as the great French Chef Escoffier, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin didn't aspire to chefdom.

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12/23/2016 7:11am

it is so good for your skeleton. So don't miss a chance to make you stronger.

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01/04/2017 10:38am

Calcium is necessary to keep the bones strong and milk is best calcium source

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01/22/2017 8:37pm

Thanks for this

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01/25/2017 6:50am

From this come to know what are the main benefits of calcium. I really appreciate your posts sir it give me knowledge about how to maintain amount of calcium in body

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Sir, very interesting and amazing article i was in search this type of article so i found your article thanks for giving me information about health

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03/03/2017 2:54am

Calcium is very important for good health, and i really like to eat calcium foods in regular routine, and in the morning i like to drink regular fruit juice.

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