Calcium is an essential mineral that is crucial for maintaining strong bones, healthy muscles and many other bodily functions. Calcium is important for:
- Bone Health. Essential for development and maintenance as well as help to prevent against osteoporosis.
- Muscle Function. Involved in muscle contraction and relaxation, low levels of calcium can result in muscle cramps and spasms.
- Nerve Function. Low calcium levels in the body can impact nerve impulses and result in numbness and tingling.
- Blood Clotting. Essential for formation of blood clots which assist wound healing and preventing excessive bleeding.
- Hormone Regulation. Calcium regulates the release of certain hormones.
How Much Calcium Do I Need? The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for calcium is 1000mg for men and women 19-50 years of age and 1200 for women over the age of 51. Foods High in Calcium (per 100g) include:
- Cheese 721mg
- Sardines (canned with bones) 380mg
- Salmon (canned with bones) 210mg
- Almonds 264mg
- Leafy Greens 99mg
- Milk 125mg
- Oat Milk 120mg
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