CALCIUM 


FOOD SOURCE  

Molasses, almonds, sesame seeds, broccoli, brussels sprouts, chinese cabbage, salmon, sardines, turnip greens, collard, hummus, kale, milk,  cheese and yoghurt.



ACTION 

It has the highest recommended dose of any mineral. Assists bone growth, assists tooth formation, helps muscle growth, blood clotting and nerve function.

SYMPTOMS OF DEFICIENCY muscle aches and pains, muscle spasms and cramps and softening of the bones.

RDA*

800 - 1200 mg or 5 to 6 servings daily. 

EXTRA FACTS

Calcium tablets are not very easily assimilated.

* Recommended Daily Allowance

HOW MUCH CALCIUM DO WE NEED?

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CALCIUM CONTENT OF SOME COMMON FOODS

BOTH AT Osteoporosis Canada

Recipes to help you get your calcium:

Hummus
- sesame seeds, tahini, chick peas, lemon and salt and water - blend to make a spread or dip.

Almond milk - blend almonds with spring water and strain this is great calcium source for children and grown ups who cannot tolerate milk and need an alternative source of calcium.

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