Understanding why Calcium is very important for Women

Calcium is very important for women of all ages and should be taken on a regular basis. You can obtain calcium from vegetables, as well as a multivitamin. The reason why calcium is so important to women is because it can prevent diseases such as osteoporosis and arthritis. You can take vitamin C, or include other dairy products into your diet, such as milk or yogurt. Baby boomers should always be taking calcium as it keeps their bones from deteriorating and prevents diseases as mentioned above.

Leafy green vegetables, cereals, milk, juices and beans are excellent sources of calcium and can be added to your daily diet. If you are a baby boomer, chances are that your doctor has repeatedly told you to increase your calcium intake. Your doctor has most likely told you to take 1200 mg a day and they are available to take in a capsule form for easy swallowing. You can find these capsules at any of your local pharmacy or health stores.

It is also a good idea to have a bone density test to see if any of your bones are deteriorating.  Over 80% of women are dealing with osteoporosis and arthritis because they haven’t consumed enough calcium throughout their lives. Calcium protects your bones from easy fractures and bone degeneration. It is recommended to eat foods that are rich in calcium, exercise daily, have a healthy diet and take your calcium supplements every day.

Calcium has been noted in several studies to decrease weight gain through time. Researchers have stated that by taking calcium, a person can reduce calcium concentrations in the fat cells. When this happens it lowers the productions of hormones such as the parathyroid hormone and an activated form of vitamin D. This will then increase the breakdown of fat cells. During this process, the calcium from the supplements and food might attach to smaller amounts of dietary fat in the digestive tract and prevent it from absorbing. Then the fat is carried out through feces. Calcium just might be the newest form of reducing and maintaining weight. Researchers have to perform a lot of studies to prove this before stating any facts.

It is good to take capsules every day or increase your dairy in your daily diet. All of these reasons above are why calcium is very important for women and their bone health. Start taking more calcium today!

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  1. I have heard so many conflicting things about calcium. I really enjoyed the concise and clear information you shared on getting a bone density test. I can see how this will help me help my doc to help me :).

    Cheers!
    Debbie

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