When a mother gives birth to her child, the very first thought that she has in her mind is to make her baby chubby and healthy. It is quite evident that no one can take care of our health the way a mother does. When we were kids, we used to listen to our moms and remain in the best of our health.
Now, here comes the unwanted and highly expected plot twist.
We stop listening to her and take control over health, so this is when things go for a toss!
As we grow, our body requires more and more calcium. Appropriate calcium intake is of utmost importance for our body. When we were kids, we used to play all day and get hit by everything and anything that comes in the way. Bruised knees and scars certify that though we used to injure ourselves often, we never really suffered from anything that could stop us from playing and getting back up. All this because we consumed a lot of calcium.
A suitable amount of calcium in the body equals strong bones!
What is Calcium?
Calcium is one of the rich minerals our body needs. It is the power-packed element we need for the growth and development of our body. It supports the structures, provides stability, and helps to keep them strengthened.
Importance of Calcium
Our body systems like cardiovascular and skeletal are regulated and maintained with the help of appropriate calcium intake. It is crucial for maintaining our bone health, advantageous in developing our bone structure and function. Bones store around 99% of the calcium.
Muscles contract and send in signals to muscle fibers. This action is encouraged by calcium. Calcium is also responsible for the contraction and dilation of blood vessels. It acts as a messenger, carrying signals from cells and tissues, along with this calcium also transmits nerve signals to the entire body.
Effects of Calcium Deficiency
- Calcium deficiency can lead to brittle bones. It can lead to osteoporosis, a disease of the bones, in which our bones become more prone to fracture.
- It causes tooth decay, weak gums, or roots.
- Muscles become weak and are easily fatigued. It can lead to muscle pain, cramps, and spasm.
- Low energy levels
- Lack of sleep, producing insomnia.
- Calcium deficiency affects our skin and nails. Skin becomes dry can also lead to skin irritation and infection.
- Brittle and soft nails.
- Mood disturbances.
Health Benefits of Calcium
It can be never-ending if we want to know everything about this exceptionally beneficial mineral, so here are some benefits of calcium.
- Maintains our heart health by supporting muscle contraction.
- Strengthens our bone structure and functions
- Lowers risk of an increase in blood pressure
- Cholesterol levels are maintained.
- Calcium improves our skin and maintains hair health.
- Extremely beneficial for dental care.
- Relax your muscles, releases hormones.
- Helps in reducing PMs syndrome (Premenstrual cycle syndrome)
- Lowers risk of a specific type of cancers
- Make us less prone to injuries and diseases.
Food for Calcium Deficiency
Anyone can suffer from calcium deficiency. Now that you are aware of its value, you can now spread the word.
Read to know how easy it is to take care of your health.
- Consume milk, cheese, and yogurt. Yes, you read that right. Cheese is a dairy product, so it is a source of calcium.
- Leafy vegetables like spinach and kale
- Corn flakes.
- Sesame and chia seeds
- Orange juice
- Sardines and Salmon
- Beans and lentils
Quite available and can fit in our daily routine perfectly. Let’s be calcium-rich.
Healthy is Happy!