16 September 2008

Is it true if I consume Calcium can help me loss my weight? Yes! Research has proved that intake of calcium plays an important role in weight loss. Long ago, Calcium known as substance related to bonds only. Well, there is something more than that. Calcium helps you maintain a standard weight.

  • Calcium can alter the fat cells’ metabolism causing release of more fat and storing of less fat.
  • If calcium intake is less, our body slows down the metabolism and as a result less fat is burned whereas on the other hand, abundant calcium indicates to the body that it is well nourished and there is no need to storage of fat and hence burns it.
  • Calcium reduces cravings. Combination of magnesium, high calcium, vitamin C and potassium can raise the reduce of cravings.
Calcium Benefits
  • Reduces rate of formation of kidney stones.
  • Increase high-density lipoprotein or HDL in blood
  • Reducing threat of colorectal cancer.
  • Reduce fracture risk.
  • Helps in resisting blood pressure problems.
  • Reduce the age related bone loss.
How Much Calcium for My Diet?
The average daily consumption of calcium an average American is 600-700 mg but many people are there who are below this level. Hence, to increase your calcium intake you can have aged raw cheese, butter and yogurt. Canned fish varieties such as salmon and sardines are another convenient source of calcium.

The Calcium Supplements
Calcium citrate is the best absorbed form of calcium. Calcium phosphate, calcium gluconate, calcium carbonate, etc are some of the other supplements. You should avoid the intake of oyster shell calcium as it may contaminated with some heavy metals from sea water.

Nutrients That Helps The Absorption of Calcium
It’s not recommended if you only intake of calcium. It should always be balanced by intake of other nutrients which helps in absorption of calcium. Say for example :
  • vitamin A
  • vitamin D
  • magnesium
  • manganese
  • boron
  • potassium
  • etc
Supplements of magnesium are advisable instead of just magnesium. For vitamin A and D, cod liver oil is a good source. You can get Manganese and boron in form of supplement and are even available in some food. Apples, almonds, pears, legumes, green vegetables contain boron and buckwheat, ginger, oats contain manganese.


A.C. said...

Why should I believe this? There is no single reference to research papers here to support this statement (calcium in weight loss)!

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