Calcium is a mineral that is essential in our body. This mineral can be found either in nature or supplement as it can be found in some foods and can be obtained from a variety of dietary supplements in the form of medicines. Why is calcium so important? Because calcium affects muscle contraction and contraction of blood vessels, also helps in secretion of hormones and enzymes, helps the transmission of impulses throughout the nervous system.
In addition, 1% of our bodies need calcium to maintain calcium in the fluid between the blood and muscle. 99% stored in bones and teeth. Our bones are always constantly undergoing reconstruction, so we need to continue to supply the calcium into our bodies. This is especially true because the balance between bones desorbs and deposition changes as we get older.
It is very important to do when we were young, we must ensure a sufficient intake of calcium. Here are some tips on how to increase calcium intake to reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Doing to Know the recommended calcium intake. It is important to know the value of calcium intake recommended by your health care provider. Because our bodies continue to grow and requires adequate calcium intake, because your body needs more calcium to support bone structure and teeth.
- Eat foods that have calcium levels. Contributor major calcium such as yogurt, milk and cheese, you can also get calcium in vegetables such as cabbage, kale, and broccoli. Some food items do not have calcium but has been enriched, but still they can become contributors to dietary supplements because some commonly consumed. Calcium-fortified foods with fruit juice, cereals are processed with calcium salts. If it is being processed with other kinds of salt will not provide a satisfactory amount of calcium. The amount of calcium also varies slightly with the amount of fat intake. When a higher suet content, calcium content is usually less.
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