The calcium intake is supposed to solidify the bones, but our daily contributions end up being much too high in our western countries. If you absorb too much, it clogs the body which can lead to cardiovascular disease. If we do not absorb enough, we risk osteoporosis (loss of bone resistance that predisposes to fractures);
Milk is the best known source of calcium. But cow’s milk is more and more pointed: it is not very digestible in adulthood, it contains too many bad fats and it would have adverse effects on health because of the presence of hormones growth and antibiotics. So, we give you a little overview of other sources of calcium!
A lot of our clients are Lactose Intolerant and need sources of Calcium, especially for their bones – Ladies who are 50+ of age and face symptom of osteoporosis or weak bones.
Fatty fish, shellfish and seafood
Among the fish rich in calcium are: sardine (especially if eaten with the backbone), mackerel, tuna, salmon, herring, trout and anchovies.
Some crustaceans and seafood are also very rich in calcium: shrimp, oysters, octopus, mussels, and lobster.
These include cabbages and broccoli, whose calcium is particularly well assimilated by the body. Broccoli contains less calcium than milk, but broccoli calcium is for example 2 times more assimilable than milk calcium.
Dry fruits and vegetables
Some dried fruits (almonds, nuts, pistachios) and some pulses (white beans, chickpeas, lentils) are also very high calcium foods.
Herbs and spices
Dill, oregano, mint, thyme, sage, parsley, basil … You can add to each meal if you lack calcium, especially since these herbs are rich in antioxidant vitamins.
A great way to solidify bones finally is the sport with bodybuilding in particular! By strengthening the muscle, you strengthen the tendon that ends it, and therefore the bone in which it fits. So, instead of overloading your body with calcium, consider practicing physical activity.