• Sat. Nov 28th, 2020

CHECK YOUR DIET.

ByChristine Gacheri

Oct 26, 2020

Calcium is the most abundant minerals in the body and is essential for several vital functions. The body needs adequate dietary calcium [along aside from vitamin D] and several other nutrients such as vitamin K to develop and maintain healthy bones and teeth.
Calcium is important for healthy teeth and bones. It also plays a crucial role in the health and functioning of nerves and muscle tissue.
Adding dairy products to your diet every day makes a good start for our day, Choose milk, yoghurt, cheese or milk-based custard.
Learn to love leafy green vegetables, such as broccoli, kale, turnips, collard green, cabbage, and spinach on your lunch and dinner plate every day.
Eat more fish. If you can’t get fresh fish, eat tinned fish such as sardines with the bones and pilchards.
We love meat but sometimes replace the meat in some meals with tofu, your family will enjoy the change, and cutting back on saturated fat is good for your health.
Try calcium-fortified foods for breakfast. Some cereals such as raisin brain, cornflakes, and peanut, fruit juices like orange juice and slices of bread ad anything made with fortified flour.
Reduce your intake of caffeine, soft drinks, and alcohol. They all inhibit calcium absorption and should be used in moderation instead of use soya drinks.
Educate your children on the importance of including dairy products in their diet. If they prefer soy milk, make sure it is fortified with calcium and encourage them to eat cheese and yoghurt.

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