It is time for another U Fit Blog from Coach Helen Gribble! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, comment below with any questions or insights!
When we think of calcium, we often think of healthy bones and teeth, and yet it does a lot more for us. While it is true that 99% of our calcium is stored in our bones and teeth, it has other functions in our bodies.
Calcium has the following functions:
- Regulate heart rhythms.
- Aid muscle function.
- Regulate blood pressure.
- Balance cholesterol levels.
- Regulate nerve signals.
While dairy might be the first food source that you think of to find calcium it is available in the following foods:
- Green, leafy vegetables.
- Pak Choy.
Deficiency in calcium can lead to a loss of bone density, problems with blood clotting, weakness and fatigue.
As you can see from the list, there are more options available than a glass of milk to get calcium into your body. ☺