Calcium Rich foods are a resource you can't afford not to invest in. Not only are Calcium rich foods helpful in deterring osteoporosis, but are now proven to help with weight loss. How it works: When low fat calcium food sources are eaten, it effects the way fat is stored. The higher the calcium in the fat cells, the more the fat will burn. So eating a low fat calcium source in addition to moderate exercise, will increase your ability to shed those extra pounds. CAUTION: Always get the approval of your physician for dietary and exercise changes. Also, make sure the calcium intake is of a low fat nature. Calcium supplements are not as effective as calcium rich foods.
1000 mg of Calcium is the recommended intake.
CALCIUM RICH FOOD SOURCES:
Milk 1 cup 290-300mg
Cheese 1 slice 250-270mg
Yogurt 1 cup 240-400mg
Ice Cream 1/2 cup 90-100mg
Parmesan Cheese 1 Tbsp 70mg
Sardines 3 oz 370mg
Canned Salmon 3 oz 170-210mg
Broccoli 1 cup cooked 160-180mg
Turnip Greens 1/2 cup cooked 100-125mg
Kale 1/2 cup cooked 90-100mg
Corn Bread 2 1/2 in. square 80-90mg
Egg 1 medium 55mg
Calcium Fortified breads, juices and cereals can add varying amounts of additional Calcium.
So enrich your diet with Calcium and improve your health.