Calcium plays very important role in your body.
It is necessary for normal functioning of your
nerves, cells, muscles, and bones.
If there is not enough Calcium in your blood, then
your body will take calcium from bones, hence
it weakens your bones. So, it is necessary for you to
take adequate amount of calcium every day. However,
along with it, it is also necessary to take
other vitamins and minerals which helps calcium to
function properly in your body.
So, following are the 4 factor that increase your
bone calcium and make them strong.
Vitamin D is needed for calcium and phosphorus absorption from
your stomach and also helps calcium to function properly in your body.
Source of Vitamin D:
Sun exposure (especially between 8am to 1pm)
Magnesium is needed for proper utilization of calcium and vitamin D in your body.
Magnesium increases your bone mineral density. That way it
helps to reduce your risk of osteoporosis and related bone fracture.
Sources of Magnesium are:
3-ESSENTIAL FATTY ACID:
It increases calcium absorption from your gut, by
enhancing the effects of vitamin D.
Sources of essential fatty acid are:
- FLAX SEED
- CHIA SEED
Zinc is necessary to produce the matrix of
collagen protein threads upon which the bone-forming
Calcium-phosphorus compound gets deposited.
It is also necessary for proper functioning of
enzyme alkaline phosphatase, which
helps osteoblasts do their bone building work.
Zinc is also crucial for vitamin D to get into
cells where it can work to build bone. In addition,
Zinc is found in the hydroxyapatite mineral crystals, which
make up about half of your bone’s weight.
Sources of Zinc are:
- SESAME SEED
- PUMPKIN SEED
- BENGAL GRAM WHOLE
Our elderly were right-
Chana ( Bengal gram whole) and Gud (jaggery) are
good for your bone. Have
plenty of them this winter…
That’s all for today.
See you next Tuesday
With another Tuesday Tip….
Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life:
Dr. Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician