A General Guide
What is calcium?
Calcium is a mineral necessary for building and maintaining bones and teeth and also helps to control muscle contraction.
Side effects of calcium
A calcium intake of 700 to 1200 mg is normal for the average adult. Here are some of the effects of high calcium intake:
Both chicken fat and beef fat contain no calcium at all.
Soy milk contains just 10 milligrams of calcium.
Most cereal products you can find in supermarkets contain 10 percent of the daily recommended amount of calcium.
In a serving size of 100 gr, mushrooms only contain 3 milligrams of calcium, which is one of the lowest figures in foods.
Brown rice contains as little as 10 milligrams of calcium per 100 g serving.
One of the very few fruits that don’t include a high amount of calcium with 7 mg.
Corn pasta contains a very modest amount of 4 milligrams of calcium per 100 gr.
Foods to avoid on a low-calcium diet
For those on a special diet to adjust or lower their calcium levels, there are foods to avoid as they contain lots of calcium.
Dairy products: milk, cheese, yogurt
Seafood: salmon, sardines
Calcium is a necessary mineral for our body with many health benefits. High amounts of calcium intake are just as dangerous as calcium deficiency.
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