Top 12 Calcium – Rich Food – PentaGlax Healthy

Calcium is essential for the formation of strong bones, teeth and healthy gums. It is also essential in the proper functioning of the heart and in the transmission of impulses within the nervous system.

Calcium in the body is absorbed from the diet consumed. Its absorption requires an acidic environment in the small intestine. Since the intestines are alkaline, the absorption takes place on the upper part connected to the stomach where the acidic food from the stomach just enters the intestines. The absorption is also influenced by the prescence of the vitamin D hormone there.

Calcium Deficiency

Calcium deficiency

Calcium deficiency may be common where refined and processed food sources are being consumed. The deficient diet is the root cause of the problem. The signs of calcium deficiency may include:

  • Rickets in children
  • Bone diseases e.g the teeth and osteoporosis.

Health Benefits of Calcium

Strong teeth due to calcium

Some of the health benefits of calcium  in the body includes:

  1. Formation of strong bones and teeth
  2. Promotes muscle and nervous functions preventing even muscle cramps
  3. Lowers risk of diabetes
  4. Promotes a healthy alkaline balance in the body tissues
  5. Reduced risk of developing colon cancer
  6. Decreased blood pressure
  7. Lowers the bad cholesterol
  8. Prevents premenstrual depression
  9. Inhibits the absorption of toxic lead
  10. Can lower blood pressure if it occurs in pregnancy
  11. Weight management aid
  12. Prevents bone loss due to osteoporosis

Calcium Rich Food

Calcium rich food non dairy

Calcium occurs in milk in plenty. However, we also have calcium rich food, non dairy. A list of rich food sources when not refined and processed are:

  • Cheese
  • Milk
  • Yoghurt
  • Fish
  • Collards
  • Soy beans
  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Almonds
  • Flaxseed
  • Chia
  • Blackstrap molasses
  • Cabbage
  • Cayenne
  • Chamomile
  • Fennel seeds
  • Fenugreek
  • Lemongrass
  • Parsely
  • Peppermint

Calcium Supplements

Supplements

Calcium supplements are now common in the market distributed by health network companies. The organic form is much better but more expensive. In countries where people consume plenty of processed and refined foods there may exist a nutritional deficiency in calcium. Therefore supplementation comes in handy since they may help in the following:

  1. Relieving premenstrual depression
  2. Ensuring a healthy alkaline balance
  3. Hormonal balancing
  4. Protect against osteoporosis development
  5. Fertility booster
  6. Gum protection
  7. Boosting heart health etc.

Calcium Signs of Overdosage

Even though rare but the following may be signals of an overdose:

  • Prescence of kidney stones
  • Lethargic feeling
  • Pain


2 thoughts on “Top 12 Calcium – Rich Food – PentaGlax Healthy

  1. Lilian Genga

    Thank Dr. Okoko,
    This is an eye opener in the direction of calcium foods which are not derived from animals products but from plants. We have spoilt our health with most animal products.

    Liked by 1 person

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