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Women and Calcium Rich Diet

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Women often suffer from calcium deficiency, especially during their post menopausal age. As a result, consuming a calcium rich diet is extremely essential for them. This will allow them to keep the levels of calcium in their body at par with the normal levels and avoid the risks associated with calcium deficiency. Having foods rich in calcium is one of the most effective ways of preventing a series of bone disorders; for instance: fractures, curvatures, breaking of bones, bone thinning and the most serious condition of them all, osteoporosis.

Calcium is extremely essential for maintaining the health of our bones and teeth, both of which has calcium as 99% of their compositions. Other than being responsible for bone and tooth health, calcium is also extremely essential for our circulatory and cardiovascular health; a number of enzyme and nerve functions related to clotting of blood are also regulated by calcium. So, anyone suffering from calcium deficiency is at risk of developing a number of health issues, which can be mild, moderate or severe. According to the medical experts, post-menopausal, pre-menopausal, lactating and pregnant women must consume 1,000 mg to 1,300mg calcium every day.

Generally, the most popular source of calcium is dairy products. However, it’s definitely not the only way of consuming calcium. The calcium rich vegetables that must be a part of the daily diet of women include: cabbage, broccoli, dark green and leafy vegetables, green beans, okra, Brussels sprouts, celery, mushrooms and asparagus. The fruits that contain high percentage of calcium are: grapes, avocados, plums, peaches, blackberries, figs, oranges and apricots. To make your diet even more calcium rich, you may include food items like: tofu, eggs, oats, fishes, sesame seeds, almonds. Soy beans, chickpeas, white beans and navy beans.

Having calcium rich diet will not only help in making the bones strong, but will also improve the functioning of all the major systems of our body. As a result of this, we will get more youthful skin, controlled blood pressure levels, healthy nails, stronger muscles etc.

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