Minerals, Health & Weight Loss
The average Western diet contains slightly less than the recommended daily allowance of Calcium, so some deficiency is quite common, especially among post-menopausal women. Calcium is the major constituent of bone and tooth material, so we need more of it than any other mineral. The average human body contains more than 1 kilo of calcium and about 1g a day is required to maintain that level. Dairy products like milk and hard cheese - especially the lower-fat varieties - are good sources of calcium. Tinned sardines are also good.
Good sources of Calcium include
Milk, cheddar cheese, sardines, free range eggs, leafy green vegetables.
A glass of low fat milk, a low fat yogurt and 2oz of lower fat cheese provides the average person with the Calcium they need.
How Calcium helps
Helps maintain strong bones and teeth
Calcium deficiency symptoms
Weak bones and teeth.
Recommended daily allowance for Calcium
US RDA: 800-1200mg
of a Balanced Diet
Solution: Follow a balanced diet that offers slow steady weight loss and includes advice on exercise. This Weight Loss Diet Program is a good choice.
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