Calcium Rich Foods
Health Benefits of Calcium
I won't talk much about the importance of calcium, as almost all of you know how important it is for a healthy body. The importance of calcium for bones is a known
fact. Calcium has other health benefits also.
It protects your heart and protects you from high blood pressure. Research suggests that if you don't get enough calcium in your diet, you're likely to be overweight.
It helps in keeping the extra weight off.
Calcium also improves premenstrual moods. In a study conducted in St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, it has been found that getting enough calcium
can ease the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). In this study of 497 women, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, half took 600
mg supplements of calcium carbonate twice a day, while half took a placebo. The women who took calcium experienced significantly fewer symptoms of premenstrual
syndrome in two months and improved even more after three months.
It protects you from colon cancer.
High calcium intakes or high calcium absorption were previously thought to contribute to the development of kidney stones, but more recent studies show that high
Dietary calcium intakes actually decrease the risk for kidney stones.
Foods Rich in Calcium
So, you saw how important calcium is for the human body. Now lets talk about some of the foods that will give us natural calcium to help functioning of systems inside our body. People suffering from the lack of calcium can benefit from these foods planning their diet and adding these calcium rich foods more into their diet from breakfast to dinner.
Milk(Really good for those who lack calcium in their body)
Milk chocolate and most of the other stuff made with milk
Vegetables and other products
Quite a few fruits can be consumed on frequent basis to cope with the lack of calcium. Here are a few that will help your body's daily needs of calcium.
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