Keyword calcium

There are 14 Good Health articles tagged with calcium.

  • Not All Calcium-Rich Foods are Created Equal

    Many foods contain calcium. In addition to milk and other milk products, plant foods like dark green leafy vegetables, nuts, beans and fortified foods also contain this mineral. While some of these foods boast an impressive calcium content, you might not actually be getting as much calcium from them as you think. Why? Because the body does not absorb calcium from all foods in equal amounts. The degree to which vitamins and minerals in food can be absorbed and used by the body is called "bioavailability." In this article, we'll look at how the calcium bioavailability of various foods impacts the amount of calcium that makes its way into your bones.

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  • Nutrient Requirements for Toddlers

    Preschoolers grow and develop in leaps and bounds, and because of this, they need a balanced and varied diet. Of the many vitamins and minerals that are necessary, there are some that we should pay special attention to.

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  • Our Calcium Requirements

    In 2010, calcium recommendations were established by a committee of experts from the Institute of Medicine, a highly recognised independent health body, to allow the majority of us to achieve and maintain good bone health.

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  • Bone Health and Osteoporosis

    Bone Health and Osteoporosis

    Vital for healthy bones, the calcium in milk products also contributes to the prevention of osteoporosis.

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  • Kidney Stones and Calcium

    In the past, people who experienced kidney stones were advised to reduce their intake of calcium-rich foods such as milk and cheese. Find out why this isn’t necessary.

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  • Rightsizing times of festivities

    While the Holiday season is an occasion to feast, it’s still possible to prevent overeating by choosing the right foods and the right serving sizes.

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  • Eating During Breastfeeding

    A mother's milk is the ideal source of nutrients for your new-born infant. However what you eat and drink can affect the quality of your milk.

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  • Eating During Menopause

    Menopause marks an important transition in the lives of all women, and brings many new challenges, including how to eat properly during this new stage of life.

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