Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Learn More About Calcium Deficiency

Learn More About Calcium Deficiency • Osteoporosis Increases Your Risk of a Bone Fracture: Calculate Your Risk • Living With Osteoporosis? Try the Health Bones Diet • Do you also have numbness? Check possible causes. • Simple Steps to Keep Your Bones Strong • Share Your Story. Get Community Support Calcium must be ingested daily and absorbed effectively in order to maintain optimal health. Most people can get enough calcium by eating a variety of foods rich in calcium. Foods that naturally contain calcium include milk and other dairy products; green, leafy vegetables; seafood; nuts; and dried beans. Calcium is also added to orange juice, breakfast cereals, breads, and other fortified food products. High dietary calcium intake is necessary for infants, children and adolescents in order to promote bone growth and formation. Pregnant women also have higher calcium needs, because it is required for the normal development of fetal bones. In addition, women who have reached menopause need to ensure an adequate amount of calcium intake to reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Deficiency symptoms of calcium

Deficiency Symptoms of calcium: Because bone stores of calcium can be used to maintain adequate blood calcium levels, short-term dietary deficiency of calcium generally does not result in significantly low blood calcium levels. But, over the long term, dietary deficiency eventually depletes bone stores, rendering the bones weak and prone to fracture. The symptoms of calcium deficiency are: • Bowlegs, Pigeon Breast, and Knock-knees of children • Cramp pains in legs • Delay in sitting up, Crawling and Walking of babies • Heart becomes irregular • Nerves become extremely irritable • Poor sleep disorder • Weakness in the bones

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sources of Calcium Food Milk, yogurt, and cheese are rich natural sources of calcium and are the major food contributors of this nutrient. Nondairy sources include vegetables, such as Chinese cabbage and broccoli. Spinach provides calcium, but its bioavailability is poor. Most grains do not have high amounts of calcium unless they are fortified; however, they contribute calcium to the diet because they contain small amounts of calcium and people consume them frequently. Foods fortified with calcium include many fruit juices and drinks, tofu, and cereals. Selected food sources of calcium are listed Food Yogurt, plain, low fat Orange juice, calcium-fortified Yogurt, fruit, low fat, Mozzarella, part skim, Sardines, canned in oil, with bones Cheddar cheese Milk, nonfat, Milk, reduced-fat ,Milk, buttermilk,Milk whole Tofu, firm, made with calcium sulfate Salmon, pink, canned, solids with bone Cottage cheese, 1% milk fat Tofu, soft, made with calcium sulfate Instant breakfast drink, various flavors and brands, powder prepared with water Frozen yogurt, vanilla, soft serve Ready-to-eat cereal, calcium-fortified Turnip greens, fresh, boiled Kale, fresh, cooked Kale, raw, chopped Ice cream, vanilla Soy beverage, calcium-fortified Chinese cabbage, bok choi, raw, shredded Bread, whiteBread, whole-wheat , Pudding, chocolate, ready to eat, refrigerated Tortilla, corn, ready-to-bake/fry,Tortilla, flour, ready-to-bake/fry Sour cream, reduced fat, cultured Broccoli, raw Cheese, cream, regular

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

source of calcium

ASTHISRNKHALA (Cissus quadrangularis) It is the medicine used as • Good source of calcium so used in menopause. • Used in bone fracture and dislocation • Increases sperm count. • Increase strength of body (Balya)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Calcium is so important

Why is Calcium so important? Calcium is needed for good teeth and strong bones and for the proper function of nerves, muscles, kidneys, and the heart. Not having enough calcium in the diet is one of many factors associated with an increased risk of osteoporosis, a disease that speeds up the process of the natural loss of calcium in the bones. This causes the bones to become weak and fragile, leading to loss of height, curved spines, and bone fractures, especially in women. In recent years, the recommended amount of calcium has been increased from 800 mg to 1000 to 1200 mg per day. Dairy products are the most common source of calcium for people in western industrialized countries. But, as you know, most of the dairy products most commonly eaten are very high in saturated fat and cholesterol, as well as calories! This is not a good trade-off - increasing your risk of heart disease and weight gain by eating dairy products high in saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories in order to decrease your risk or osteoporosis by getting the calcium they contain! keep your bones healthy the remainder of your life by doing a few simple things: • Eat enough calcium from low fat sources, or supplement • Strengthen your bones through regular exercise • Avoid unhealthy, low calorie diet plans • If you are a post-menopausal woman, discuss estrogen replacement with your doctor • Avoid smoking, and if you do smoke, quit! People who constantly diet throughout their lives are at greater risk for osteoporosis because they often do not get enough calcium (or other nutrients) because of low calorie intake. So, maintaining healthy bones is another good reason to lose weight the right way: through a balanced, low fat diet plan and regular physical activity.