CALCIUM IS NOT ONLY FOR BONES AND TEETH. HERE ARE SOME SIGNS YOU MAY NEED CALCIUM - Grace Ngo Foundation

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

CALCIUM IS NOT ONLY FOR BONES AND TEETH. HERE ARE SOME SIGNS YOU MAY NEED CALCIUM

Calcium is one of the most abundant minerals in the body after water. It is the richest in the body. It is crucial for healthy bones and teeth. About 98% of calcium supports bones and teeth. The other percentage helps the heart, muscle, blood clothing, nerves, and brain function properly. Calcium is lost daily through hairs, skin, nails, urine and faeces. This lost calcium must be replaced or the body will take calcium from the bones to perform other functions. Calcium is a daily health requirement. The body does not produce calcium like it does in some other minerals.
Here are some other functions of Calcium in the body:

1. Calcium for bones help prevent osteoporosis
It is specially important for children and young adults to bone up on this important mineral. Calcium absorption and bone development is at its peak up to age 20, and then decreases at around age 30 when a draining process begins. An adequate intake of calcium with other accompanying nutrients like vitamin D and magnesium is essential.
2. Calcium will keep you slim and trim
3. Helps reduce PMS
4. Beneficial against cancer
5. Benefits the heart in moderation
6. Helps control blood pressure.
7. It is an important alkaline mineral in the body
8. Calcium is one of the best transporters of nutrients to your cells
9. Helps balance your PH
10. It increases the oxygen in your blood – Bad bacterias and viruses cannot survive in an oxygen rich environment.
Natural food sources of calcium are: Milk,Yogurt, Sardines (tinned), cheddar cheese, Milk, Low fat, Fish, Mackerel, salmon, orange juice, romain retuce, Moringa Leaf, Spinach, other leafy green vegetables,
Soya beans, other beans like white beans and peas, cabbage and broccoli, Coconut, black-eyed pea, almonds,Sesame seeds, Seaweed, Currants,Okro cooked
SOME SIGNS THAT MAY BE SIGNALING YOU NEED CALCIUM:
1. Muscle cramps especially those of the thighs, arms and underarms
2. Insomnia: Another major sign of calcium deficiency is loss of sleep, or sleep but not feel satisfied on waking up
3. Tooth decay: common amongst children, there may be delay in the initial start of tooth formation
4. Weak, brittle nails and dry skin are another important sign of calcium deficiency
5. Mental confusion
6. Numbness or tingling of the fingers
7. General body weakness and loss of appetite in advanced cases
8. Osteoporosis – gradual wearing out of bones and some times complete collapse of the bones of the thigh especially common in middle aged women, menopausal and postmenopausal women.

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