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Are you getting enough calcium?

Cows Milk vs Green Smoothie

 

Are you getting enough calcium?

Which would you say contains more calcium, a glass of cow’s milk or a green smoothie?

I was brought up believing that calcium, which is essential for strong bones and teeth, was only available from cow’s milk based dairy products.

Was this the same for you?

When I tell people that I am lactose intolerant the first question I often get asked is “where do I get my calcium from” (without taking supplements). 

What is Calcium and why you should care

Calcium is a mineral found in many foods. Calcium is needed to build strong bones and teeth, regulate muscle contractions (e.g.: your heartbeat) and to ensure your blood clots normally. The body needs Calcium to regulate hormones and to send messages between your brain and your nerves and muscles.  Calcium may also help to lower high pressure and protect against some cancers.

A lack of Calcium could lead to Osteoporosis, or brittle bones, due to declining bone density as you age.

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