Quick Tip Monday!!!
Calcium plays an important role in muscle contraction, transmitting messages through the nerves, and the release of hormones. If people aren’t getting enough calcium in their diet, the body takes calcium from the bones to ensure normal cell function, which can lead to weakened bones.
Bones grow rapidly during our childhood years, so it’s important for us to get as much calcium as we can to prevent bone loss later.
In addition people who tend to smoke, drink soda, caffeinated beverages, or drink alcohol may lack calcium due to the fact that those substances interferes with the body and the way it absorbs and uses calcium.
The calcium in our bodies began to decrease in our young adult years and we slowly began to lose bone density as we age; Particularly women.
How Much Calcium Do You Need?
Children (ages 1-3): 500 milligrams per day Children (ages 4-8): 800 milligrams per day Youth (ages 9-18): 1300 milligrams per day Adults (ages 19-50): 1000 milligrams per day Adults (ages 51 or older): 1200 milligrams per day
What Are Some Of The Benefits Of Calcium?
- Prevent osteoporosis.
- Keeps you slim and trim.
- Helps to curb PMS.
- Aids in the prevention of cancer.
- Used in moderation calcium is heart healthy.
Here a list of Calcium Rich fruits.
Don’t forget that you can also get calcium through milk, yogurt, and cheese.
Here’s To Your Health!!!