What You Need to Know About Calcium
Calcium is important for the normal functioning of our bodies. We all know by now that we need a certain amount of calcium to build and maintain strong bones. Athletes especially need more calcium than less-active people. The more intense the exercise or sport the greater the body’s nutrient needs!
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Calcium is also responsible for
- muscle contractions including your heartbeat
- normal blood clotting
- supporting the structure and hardness of teeth and bones
- releasing of hormones and enzymes
- helping blood vessels move blood around the body.
Calcium content in Dairy and NON-Dairy Foods
*Calcium content of foods based on 3.5ounce portions
|Human Breast Milk||33mg|
|Collard Greens||250 mg|
|Dandelion Greens||187 mg|
|Sunflower Seeds||120 mg|