Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Calcium Rich

Coral Calcium
 is one of the most copious minerals found in the human body. Whenever the person suffers from calcium deficiency, a lot of illnesses and diseases are sure to overthrow the immune system. Calcium is necessary to form and strengthen the teeth and bones. It is the mineral that is required for the transmission of the signals in the nerve cells, for blood clotting, and for muscle contraction. Calcium sets the immune system into its perfect shape to ensure bone health. One of the best sources of this mineral is none other than coral calcium.

Almonds contain more calcium than any other nut, and they are also good sources of fiber, folic acid, magnesium, potassium and protein.
Incredibly versatile for both savory and sweet dishes, almonds lend a rich flavor and dimension to a variety of recipes. I like to keep a small airtight container of finely ground almonds in the refrigerator for use in baking recipes,such as tart doughs, cookies and breads, for adding texture to the breadings or crusts of meats, poultry and fish, as well as just to sprinkle over oatmeal or cereal in the morning

Blackstrap Molasses
Blackstrap molasses is the darkest grade syrup that remains after refining sugar, which is done by boiling sugar into cane juice and then spinning the cane juice in a centrifuge. As the centrifuge cycles, the molasses becomes darker in color. The darkest and thickest variety, blackstrap molasses also contains the most minerals, such as calcium, iron and potassium, which are extracted from refined sugar in the refining process.
Blackstrap molasses is less sweet than other sweeteners and has a "bite" in its flavor, making it excellent for sauces and marinades as well as spiced baked goods.

High in calcium as well as iron, magnesium, potassium and vitamins C and E, this cruciferous vegetable is one nutritional powerhouse!
Cooking with broccoli is easy, as it is flavorful raw, lightly steamed, boiled or baked, and can be enjoyed on its own or in a variety of dishes.  

Salmon, with bones
While boneless salmon has some calcium, eating salmon with bones is an excellent, not to mention tasty, way to enjoy this fish. Salmon is also high in healthy Omega-3 fats and protein.

Leafy Green Vegetables
Dark leafy greens are excellent sources of calcium, including varieties like kale, mustard greens and spinach. In fact, kale contains more calcium per ounce than milk! Spinach has high amounts of oxalic acid which can inhibit the body's ability to assimilate the calcium, so it should not be eaten as a main calcium source all of the time. To increase the body's ability to absorb the many nutrients found in spinach, adding foods high in vitamin C helps to cancel out the effect of oxalic acid.
Dark leafy greens have the highest nutrient content raw or lightly steamed, and rarely should they be cooked longer.

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