Calcium for Health (08)
Top 10 Foods Highest in Calcium
HealthAliciousNess.com provides an article of the Top 10 list of foods highest in calcium for the growth and maintenance of strong teetch, bones, nerve signaling, muscle contraction, and secretion of vital hormones and enzymes. The Top 10 list, starting at the bottom and moving up, is: 10) herringalso a high vitamin D food; 9) brazil nutspossibly the largest of all nuts; 8) green leafy vegatablesturnip, mustard, dandelion greens, collards and kale; 7) dairy productssuch as yogurt and milk; 6) flax seedsbetter known for their omega-3 fats; 5) almondsdry roasted or butter; 4) tofu; 3) sesame seedsespecially when roasted or dried; 2) cheesepParmesan has the most calcium follwed by Romano, Gruyere, Mozzarella, Swiss, Cheddar, Hard Goat and finally Provolone; and 1) dried herbsthrough rarely used in large portions, they can be added to sauces, soups and stews.
New Research Clarifies Roles of Calcium, Vitamin D, and Protein in Bone Health, Fracture Risk
Calcium nutrition is always in the news and this time it's because of a study conducted by Dr. Reina Armamento-Villareal of the Washington University School of Medicine. Her research says that foods high in calcium may do more to protect bones than taking calcium supplements such as calcium magnesium supplements and coral calcium. She said those who take supplements and eat calcium rich foods have better bone density than those who just reply on calcium supplements.
Food Sources of Calcium to Prevent Kidney Stones
This article, Kidney Stone Diet, explains the role of calcium nutrition and kidney stones. It includes a list of food sources of calcium and says that diets for managing calcium kidney stones have adequate calcium nutrition for most adults. Being attentive to how much calcium rich foods you intake is vital to prevent and manage kidney stones. It also explains hypercalciuria, a condition when there is too much calcium nutrition in urine. In certain cases, the stones can be prevented by controlling how many foods high in calcium you eat.
The Nutritional Role of Calcium, Vitamins, and Minerals
This article, which is divided into three sections, discusses in an easy-to-understand way how important calcium, vitamins, and minerals are to human health. The first section gives an introduction to the article. The second section provides information on the benefits of calcium, the recommended daily calcium intake, foods that provide calcium, and how inadequate calcium intake can lead to osteoporosis. The third section discusses what vitamins and minerals are, contrasts fat and water-soluble vitamins, lists down foods that contain essential vitamins and minerals and explains why vitamin supplements are sometimes necessary.
Calcium and Vitamin D in Bone Health
This article examines the roles calcium and vitamin D play in the health of bones. Calcium is a building block of bones, and aids in strengthening bones throughout life. However, calcium can only function properly if it is properly absorbed by the body with the help of vitamin D. The article also lists good sources of calcium such a milk, yogurt, tofu and calcium-fortified juices and cereals. One can also find in the article a link to the National Osteoporosis Foundation’s daily recommended dietary calcium for various age groups. The article also touches on vitamin D, its sources and the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommended vitamin D intake for various age groups.