Wednesday, May 6, 2015

In addition to the bones, Calcium Also Beneficial for Heart

It is no secret that calcium is good for bones. The content of bone strengthening. However, not many are aware of the calcium has other benefits, namely heart health.

"Calcium is essential for the survival of the normal functioning of the heart," said cardiologist from Ohio State University, William Abraham, as quoted from Everyday Health and CNN.

"Calcium electrically affecting the work of the heart and the contraction and relaxation of the heart muscle," said Abraham continued.

Abraham explained that the content of calcium in the body will affect the activity of cardiac muscle cells. Automatically, it also gives an effect on the performance of the heart in pumping blood.

The content of calcium needed is different. For adults aged 19 to 50 years and men of all ages, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends to consume calcium 70-1000 milligrams per day.

While for women 51 to 70 years and all senior citizens over 71 years, it is advisable to consume 1200 milligrams of calcium per day.

The highest calcium content is in fish and dairy products, especially low-fat. In addition to high calcium, food types are also easily found and eaten.

For the vegetarian, food with high calcium content can be found in processed soy such as soy milk, tofu tofu, and others. Aside from soy, nuts such as almonds also contain enough calcium needed by the body.

In order to facilitate viewing of foodstuffs that contain calcium, the following list of foods and their calcium content:

1. Tofu (raw, processed), 1 cup - 861 mg
2. Cheddar cheese (grated), 1 cup - 763 mg
3. Feta cheese (crushed), 1 cup - 740 mg
4. Nuts Almonds (dry roasted), 1 cup - 370 mg
5. Fish Sardines, canned 225 grams - 351 mg
6. Skim milk, 1 cup - 316 mg
7. The sweet potato (boiled), 1 cup - 89 mg
8. Eggs (cooked) - 28 mg *

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