CALCIUM: THE AMAZING BODY BOOSTER
Research-backed advice to help you consume sufficient amounts of this mineral.
By now, we’re all up to speed on the calcium’s impact on bone density. But as doctors look more closely at what other benefits calcium delivers to the body, and especially to a fit woman, they’re pretty excited about its impressive roster of achievements. The mineral helps maintain proper muscle function, aids weight loss, and also carries the capacity to prevent serious illnesses, cancer included.
But many of us struggle to find ways to actually consume the recommended dietary allowance of 1,000mg a day, especially those who don’t eat dairy. As a result, half of adult women aren’t getting enough. And taking calcium in supplement form has been linked to possible health issues, such as heart disease, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Heart Association. So what’s the solution? Incorporate the expert-driven advice here, and you’ll work enough calcium into your diet to get stronger, fitter, and fortified.
You know it as the bone builder, but here is calcium’s full healthy hot list: It strengthens your muscles, helps you slim down, and may even prevent cancer. Up your intake this World Osteoporosis Day (Oct 20).