People in the West/ the American culture tend to consume calcium rich foods like cheese, ice cream, other dairy products and processed food products that are calcium fortified. For many people these foods precipitate digestive discomfort indicating the food (and hence the calcium) are not being assimilated well. Although the convenience of processed food products makes them ‘go to’ staples in a typical American diet, calcium fortification can be a synthetic form of calcium. Other components like sugar domination and overly processed ingredients are chemically laden and man made. This makes a lot of processed foods bothersome for digestion and assimilation for energy the human body really thrives on.
Co-factors are the necessary components for nutrients to get in your system for your benefit. Real lively food Mother Nature provides comes with necessary co-factors.
Having healthy bones and teeth and the other benefits of calcium are largely about the co-factors that work with calcium. When calcium is overly dominant or out of balance with necessary co-factors, it can be stored in tissue and arteries causing buildup that may be very detrimental to optimal health. This is why calcium can be a predictor of cardiovascular risk.
Choose real lively food as a rich source of calcium with the necessary co-factors for assimilation and hence vibrant energy. Greens; especially collard, spinach, turnip, mustard and beet greens are excellent sources of calcium with co-factors Mother Nature provides. More greens like Bok Choy, Swiss chard, kale, broccoli and asparagus and also good sources of calcium in real lively food. You’ll also get calcium from fennel, parsley, celery, cinnamon, Brussels sprouts and oranges (choose the whole fruit) to name a few.
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