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.

Dairy products

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

Collard greens
Turnip greens
White beans
Baked beans
Brussel sprouts
Sesame seeds
Bok choy


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.

Kiwi Fruit
Prickly pears

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Good hub, UH. I remember hearing that something in the neighborhood of 90% of the world's population is lactose intolerant. I'm not sure if that really is the actual number, but even 80% is pretty high, considering that the USDA recommends that we consume so much dairy is questionable, don't you think? I only bring this up because of the correlation of this hub to dairy (best source of calcium) and lactose intolerance.

Great informative hub as always. I had no idea that there are so many alternative sources of calcium!

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ethel smith 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Good Hub and I like most of the fodds you have listed thanks

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Dohn, thanx for the comment. Can't say much about this issue. Maybe some dietitian can clear this up.

Ethel, you must be a healthy gurl if you like these :-)

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emievil 7 years ago from Philippines

Hey UH, didn't know that there are lots of fruits with calcium. Maybe I can switch them for milk (I'm lactose intolerant).

@dohn, 90%???? That's so high. Uhm, I'm considered lactose intolerant but my 'intolerance' is a mild case (I think) because it just acts up during specific times (like when I consumed milk before I have anything solid to eat). So as long as I'm not traveling, I take a chance and drink milk :). But for others, I hear they get literally stomach aches when drinking milk. Maybe soy substitutes? Or taking in calcium-rich vitamins and minerals?

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago Author

Now you know. lol :)

There are many other fruits also that contain calcium but a bit less than the ones mentioned above. :)

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fundamentallife 6 years ago

Thanks for the article, I was looking for calcium rich vegetables to feed my daughter as an addition to cows milk.


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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago Author

Glad my hub could help!

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DryncpAcy 3 years ago

My partner and i used to acquire high on lifestyle however of late I have developed the resistance.

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