Calcium is a vital mineral that is very important for our body. Calcium is a very important element for the growth and health of our bones and teeth. It also helps in clotting of blood and muscle contraction.But today, most women suffer from lack of calcium and it has become a very common problem. Especially during pregnancy, women have to face calcium deficiency. Their bones become weak due to calcium deficiency and the body becomes prone to the risk of developing osteoporosis.
Although this deficiency is most often treated by prescribing extra calcium supplements, it is not necessary to take supplements to meet your daily calcium requirement. You can easily overcome this deficiency by including some calcium-rich foods in your diet.
Here are some foods which can help cure calcium deficiency –
One of the best food which can help to cure calcium deficiency in women is sesame. It can be consumed by simply adding it to any food or as salad seasoning. It can also be consumed by grinding and mixing it in flour. 100 grams of sesame seeds contain about 975 mg of calcium
Guggul is an Ayurvedic medicine that is helpful in curing calcium deficiency. It is advised to take 2 to 4 tablets a day, the amount of calcium in the body increases with consuming guggul in a limited quantity (about 200 mg) daily.
Yogurt is a great source of calcium. It is very rich in probiotic bacteria which have substantial health benefits. 1 medium cup of yogurt contains about 220 mg of calcium. To treat calcium deficiency, take a cup of yogurt daily.
It contains a large amount of calcium. You can eat it like a cereal or grind it and make a dough. According to the National Institute of Nutrition in India, 100 grams of ragi contains about 344 mg calcium.
Ashwagandha is an ancient Ayurvedic herb, which is helpful in treating calcium deficiency. Ashwagandha, with its withaferin A, prevents the loss of bone mineral density, by increasing the action of bone-producing genes.
It is known for its antioxidant properties, Amla has high calcium content which increases our immunity. We can eat it raw as a fruit or drink it by mixing in boiling water.
Recommended Daily Calcium Intake
The recommended amounts of calcium for adults are as follows: For pre-menopausal women 25-50 years old and post-menopausal women on estrogen replacement therapy: 1,000-1,200 milligrams of calcium per day. 1,500 milligrams of calcium per day is recommended for pregnant or lactating women
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