Top 14 Rich Sources of Calcium

When we talk about Minerals, Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. Calcium is stored in the structures of bones and teeth. Calcium not only works for the development of bones and teeth, but also for muscle contraction, blood clotting, nerve transmission and hormone secretion.

Calcium is also required for maintaining the acid-base balance of the body. Calcium stores in the body are used up when there is deficiency of calcium in your diet. The stored calcium is flown to the bloodstream thus the calcium levels are maintained.

Calcium deficiency may lead to

  • Tooth Decay

  • Osteoporosis

  • Weight Gain

The Recommended Dietary Allowance of Calcium is 1000mg/day for adults and 1200mg/day for people above 50 years of age.

For proper absorption of Calcium; Vitamin D, Magnesium and Vitamin K are required.

List Natural Sources rich in Calcium are                                                              

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  • Broccoli
  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Ragi
  • Amaranth
  • Oranges
  • Seeds
  • Soybeans
  • Almonds
  • Yogurt
  • Sardines
  • Figs
  • Kale
  • Okra

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