Sources of Calcium

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Anything that is lacking or in excess is harmful—especially when it comes to our health. So taking the right amount of nutrients based on the current recommendations is the key to remain healthy throughout our life.

Individuals who lack in calcium can experience symptoms like numbness in fingers and toes which may lead to serious complications. Excessive levels of calcium, on the other hand, encourage kidney stones build up and other cardiovascular diseases.

To avoid deficiency and/ or excess of nutrients, try to get the majority of your calcium from food sources. High calcium foods include the following:

  • Dark leafy greens
  • Cheese
  • Low-fat milk and yogurt
  • Bok choy
  • Fortified tofu
  • Okra
  • Broccoli
  • Green beans
  • Almonds
  • Fish canned with their bones

As we get older, our body’s ability to absorb calcium changes. While we’re still young, eating a balanced diet with foods that are rich in calcium and taking calcium supplements is the best way to keep our bones strong and healthy.

Bentonite clay is used as a traditional detoxification tool because of its ability to remove toxins from the body. It is rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium, and other trace minerals that, when ingested, can act as a supplement that replaces the missing nutrients needed by the body.

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