WHY CALCIUM IS IMPORTANT TO WELLNESS
Calcium is important to your heart, your bones and more, so make
sure you get the recommended amount every day.
WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO GET CALCIUM?
The best way
to get calcium is in food.
HOW MUCH CALCIUM DO YOU NEED EACH DAY?
An adult up to age 50 needs about 1,000 milligrams
(mg) a day; after that, about 1200 mg
WHAT CALCIUM FOODS SHOULD YOU EAT?
Here are some of the best sources
- sardines in oil with bones, 1 cup = 569 mg
- sesame seeds - great in salads or sauteed
with vegetables or fish; 1/4 cup contains 35% of the total amount of calcium you need every day
- yogurt - choose organic,
non-sweetened forms, 3 cups a day at 415 mg per 8 ounces; also high in protein
- spinach, collards, watercress,
beet greens kale, arugula, or turnip greens raw or cooked, 1-2 cups a day; 1 cup collards = 357 mg calcium
2-4 tablespoons a day; also full of protein and other good things; great in salads; grow your own; get some NOW sprouting
seeds and follow the directions
- almonds, 1 ounce, about 24 nuts = 70 mg; also high in protein
- bok choy,
1 cup chopped - 74 mg
- broccoli, 1 cup cooked, 63 mg
- green snap beans, 1 cup cooked, 55 mg
- 1/2 teaspoon
of eggshell can provide 500 mg of calcium and other minerals and may prevent osteoporosis; save shells from hardboiled
eggs, put in a coffee grinder and make them into a powder to sprinkle on salads, soups, vegetables, and other foods
can also get your calcium from organic, wild crafted lobelia, shave grass, oat straw, and nettle teas or capsules, e.g., Dr.
The problem with many calcium supplements is they contain metals which can harm your kidneys,
brain and more: see
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updated May, 2017