Calcium is your new best friend. And let me tell you why. First off, without a stable consumption of calcium, living would be impossible. True friend, am I right? Calcium builds bones and keeps them healthy, it helps our blood to clot, our muscles to contract and even our hearts to beat. If you never gave a thought to calcium then you might want to think again because calcium seems to play a role in just about every function of the body. (It’s one of those overly involved friends.) Interestingly enough, 99% of the calcium in our bodies can actually be found in our bones and teeth.
We are constantly losing calcium throughout the day which is why it is so important that we make an effort to get enough calcium. Your body can’t be turned onto autopilot to figure this out for itself because the body cannot produce calcium. That is why it is so important that you know where to find it and make sure that you are getting enough calcium in the day. Spend some quality time with calcium because if you don’t then your body has to tap into the reserves of calcium in your bones. This can lead to bone loss, low bone density and even broken bones.
There are many ways that you can monitor the amount of calcium you are consuming and knowing where to find it. The best option is always through your food. Certain foods such as dairy products and certain green vegetables are high in calcium. In addition, read the labels of other foods you are eating such as cereals, snacks, and bread and look to see how much of your daily value of calcium can be found in those food items. I think you will be surprised to see that the majority of the food you consume has a surplus of calcium.
However, if you are struggling to consume enough calcium there are supplements that can bridge the gap for you. Of course, when you are deciding to choose your supplement to be wise because there are many options. Consult your doctor and do your research. Just remember to keep your good friend calcium close because a balanced and happy relationship with calcium makes for a healthy and happy life.