Saving Calcium for Bone and Dental Health

Calcium Do We Need

After bone growth has peaked, this means that there is no other way, unless enough calcium early as possible. According to the National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference Statement, Optimal Calcium Intake, intake of calcium each age group and gender diverse.

Age 0-1 years, calcium 600 mg / day.
Age 1-5 years, calcium 800 mg / day.
Aged 6-10 years, calcium 800-1200 mg / day.
Aged 11-24 years, calcium 1200-1500 mg / day.
Age 25-50 years, calcium 1000 mg / day.
Age> 50 years, calcium 1000-1500 mg / day
Meanwhile, according to nutritionist doctor Siti Fatimah Moeis MSc, graduated from the University of London, adequacy rate average calcium recommended for Indonesian people ranging from 500-800 mg per person per day. For elderly and postmenopausal women greater calcium intake, which is about 1,000 mg / day. Excess calcium intake does not need to worry, if the child does not have abnormalities in her organs, excess calcium is excreted through urine and feces.

Dietary Calcium

Calcium is much to be found in animal and vegetable products. From animal products such as dairy goats, buffalo, and other dairy products, anchovy, and other seafood. While the plant can be found in fruits, green vegetables (broccoli, spinach, red and green, taro leaves), and nuts.

Soft drink and Morning Sun

Although awareness to consume calcium-rich foods already exist, but often forgotten that a certain type of food or beverage can inhibit the absorption of calcium. According to one study, carbonated beverages or soft drinks containing phosphoric acid can interfere with the absorption of calcium in the bones.

Even Noel Peterson ND of American Physicians of Neuropathic warned that this type of drink is not good for the kids. It is also mentioned, caffeine also can cause the body to lose calcium because it also carried in the urine.

Reluctance morning sun exposure and prefer to be in the air-conditioned room could actually hurt yourself. Because, shock-B ultraviolet rays from the sun can help the absorption of calcium effectively. The sunlight stimulates vitamin D functions facilitate the entry of calcium into the bloodstream.

So, in order to grow bones and teeth healthy and strong, nothing wrong with saving of calcium in ‘bone bank’ as early as possible.