Calcium the wonder mineral can help women live longer. That is so nice to hear is it not? Researchers have found that taking calcium supplements of up to 1000mg per day increases the lifespan of women.
You can get the 1000mg of calcium either from dairy foods, non dairy foods or supplements. The source of calcium does not affect the longevity benefit associated with calcium. The study shows that taking calcium supplements lowers the risk of death by 22% over a 10 year period, on comparison with women who do not take supplements daily.
To give you some idea of calcium rich sources, it is found in milk, yogurt, cheese, kale, broccoli, Chinese cabbage, breads, pasta and tofu. You can go in for calcium supplements upon your doctor’s advice. Insufficient amounts of calcium in the body may lead to reduced bone mass which increases the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures.
Calcium has some important functions in the body. It is stored in bones and teeth and supports the structure and hardness. It helps in muscle movement and helps nerves in transmission of messages between brain and other body parts. So make calcium your best diet buddy to enjoy a longer life.
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