Monday, June 25, 2012

Calcium without the cow

Calcium is a mineral that is important to all members of the family. According to Kidshealth.org, Calcium plays an important role in muscle contraction, transmitting messages through the nerves, and the release of hormones. If blood calcium levels are low (due to poor calcium intake), calcium is taken from the bones to ensure normal cell function.

Veg Resource Guide has a nice table of places to get calcium without dairy.



Here are a few favorites:
- Green leafy vegetables
- Almonds
- okra
- sprouts
- sesame seeds
- kelp
- celery 
- oranges


In cooking, add garlic - as it also has a good level of calcium as well.


This week I'm attempting: No soda (which inhibits calcium absorption) and two raw meals a day.

Here's to health!

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