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Calcium Food & Supplements (02)

Calcium and Osteoporosis: The Basics on Your Bones
Because bone structure is made up of calcium and phosphorus, it's important to replenish the calcium we lose everyday. This article discusses bone architecture and osteoporosis. It notes that two to four percent of a person's skeleton is dissolved and rebuilt annually, so taking a calcium supplement or eating calcium rich foods is vital for optimal health. Although hormones can influence calcium levels, it's important to realize the benefits of calcium supplements and take them in addition to eating a healthy diet.

8 Fast Facts About Calcium You Should Know
You know that calcium is essential for the health of teeth and bones, but that is not all there is to calcium. In this article, you will read about eight facts you probably did not know about the nutrient. One of these facts states that calcium is important for many body functions, not just for growing bones and strengthening teeth. Some of these functions include blood circulation, hormone secretion, and the carrying of messages from the brain to the different parts of the body. The article also states that the human body does not produce calcium, so your diet must include foods that are rich in calcium, such as dark green vegetables, sardines, and white beans, among others.

The Magnesium-Calcium Connection in Fighting Osteoporosis
If you thought that taking calcium supplements and eating calcium rich foods was the only way to fight osteoporosis, consider calcium magnesium supplements. Magnesium is just as vital, along with Manganese, Zinc, Boron, Vitamin D, Strontium and Copper. This site explains about complete calcium supplements and the benefits of calcium supplements. It's not that hard to fit the recommended intake into your diet, both by taking calcium supplements and eating foods high in calcium.

Is Milk the Only Answer for Children and Calcium Nutrition?
Severe calcium nutrition deficiency can result in diseases like rickets in children and osteoporosis later in life, so its important to make sure your child gets plenty of foods with calcium and even takes a children's calcium supplement. But don't offer too much milk, the article says. If your child drinks more than 600ml to 800ml of milk a day, it may decrease your child's appetite. Children may eat less of other foods and it may affect how their body absorbs iron if they drink too much milk for calcium nutrition. There are plenty of other calcium rich foods to choose from to make sure that your child gets enough calcium nutrition.

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