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6 Calcium-Rich Foods That Will Make Your Bones Stronger

Kredy
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 20:28 IST

Milk contains all the essential amino acids required by the body
Milk contains all the essential amino acids required by the body

Calcium is quintessential for maintaining bone and teeth health. Additionally, it is well established that this mineral also goes a long way towards regulating blood pressure.

Depending on one's age, the daily recommended Calcium intake varies, but one should still keep in mind to take the required amount for the proper functioning of the body.

However, several studies have shown that the majority of the population do not take the required amount of Calcium, causing a Calcium deficiency in their bodies. To tackle this issue, Calcium supplements are often recommended but these do not go well with few, and it is recommended that one gets the ideal intake through natural foods.

In this article, without further ado, let us look closer at the six Calcium-rich foods that you must include in your diet to build strong bones.


#1 Milk

Benefits: As milk has all the essential amino acids required by the body, the food is extremely effective for muscle building and recovery. The high Calcium content present in this food also makes it quintessential for maintaining bone and teeth health.

Nutrients: One glass of milk contains around 104 calories of energy, 2.4 grams of fat, 8 grams of protein and 12 grams of carbohydrates. Along with being a Calcium-rich food, it is a very good source of Magnesium, Phosphorous and vitamin B6.

#2 Spinach

Benefits: Having spinach on a regular basis could help prevent certain types of cancers. Furthermore, this green leafy vegetable promotes brain function and cardiovascular health by lowering the blood pressure.

Nutrients: 100 grams of spinach provides around 41 calories of energy and provides negligible quantities of carbohydrates, fat and protein. Spinach is a very good source of vitamins A, B6, C, and K along with vital minerals such as Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, and Manganese.

Alternatives: Broccoli, Kale.

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Published 19 Dec 2018, 12:50 IST
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