Calcium and Weight Loss
As we age, our bones lose mass due to a loss in calcium. It takes exercise, proper diet and also healthy habits to cultivate calcium-rich bone. Calcium is needed for different reactions in the body, especially in the conduction of electrical impulses across muscle and nerve fibers. The body takes the calcium it needs from the bones. On a daily basis, this calcium needs to be replenished to make up for what the body needs. When the supply is not adequate to meet the demand, the bones get weak and brittle.
Tips on how to get more calcium and increase bone strength:
- Eat or drink more dairy – Dairy products contain a lot of calcium. Even if you are self-conscious about your weight, opting for low-fat varieties of milk, cheese and yogurt will still boost your daily calcium intake.
- Eat more vegetables – Green is great when it comes to vegetables so be sure to get the most dark leafy greens as you can. Try broccoli, spinach, cabbage and other greens. If you don’t like them cooked, try them raw.
- Exercise – Weight-bearing activities increase the density and hardness of bones. Athletes sometimes suffer from stress fractures when they play their sport. Part of this could be due to the lack of sufficient calcium in the diet. Try sports like basketball, soccer, volleyball and running plus include weight training in your regimen to increase strength.
It takes a variety of activities as well as a healthy intake of calcium to improve the look and support of bones. Make healthy choices to stay strong as you age.
Why do you need calcium?
If women don’t get enough calcium, the body then takes it from their bones which is not a good thing. You need strong bones to get through life. According to WebMD, “Calcium also helps maintain heart rhythm, muscle function, and more. Because of its health benefits, calcium is one of the best-selling supplements in the U.S.” WebMD also says that it’s inconclusive as to whether calcium aids in weight loss.
But get this, according to Adora, women taking regular calcium supplements will significantly ease PMS symptoms. That’s a good enough reason for me!
I was sent 2 bags of Adora to sample. I have been enjoying the Adora Calcium and Vitamin D supplements. The dark chocolate is my favorite as is Kevin’s (my husband). At only 30 calories each and 500 grams of calcium, it’s a no brainer for me since I’m pretty positive I don’t get enough calcium anyway. Adora is also lactose and gluten-free and offers you 100% of your daily recommended value . The price of each bag is a bit on the high side for some but they do last long. I only have 1 or 2 Adora discs a day, the recommendation on the bag.
Would I purchase these? Yes!
What do you do to get more calcium in your diet?
J.D. Smith says
Careful with the milk, especially the low fat stuff. The fat in milk actually plays a role in slowing the metabolization of the sugars in the milk once its in your body, which keeps your insulin levels from spiking. Look into the recent studies on high sugar intake (a major U. S. problem) and osteoporosis.
A diet of high quality whole foods should supply all the calcium your body needs. If your still lacking, start by adjusting your diet….only use supplements if you need to. Get plenty of sunshine, exercise and good food!