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Calcium Benefits Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Calcium Benefits.

Supplements for a Healthy Heart

So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su...  Read more

15 Ways to Boost Your Calcium Intake

You’re careful about calories and fussy about fat. You crunch the numbers and keep track of your daily diet. But how conscious are you regarding calcium, the mineral that keeps both men and women strong and healthy?  Calcium plays an...  Read more

Eating to Prevent Osteoporosis

Good eating habits are directly related to the prevention of osteoporosis in both men and women. It is often thought that only women suffer from this disease, but this is not true. While women are more prone to develop osteoporosis, men also suffer f...  Read more

11 Dairy-Free Calcium Sources

When I was a wee tot, I frequently had stomach pains that were once bad enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room. Everything looked fine according to the doctor, but my pains continued. Finally, an allergist diagnosed me with a milk allergy, an...  Read more

Lactose Intolerance and a Healthy Diet

Milk. It does a body good. Unless it doesn't, that is. While milk is an excellent source of calcium and protein, up to 75% of the world's population cannot properly digest lactose, the sugar found in milk. When they try, the result...  Read more

What non-scale benefits have you gained?
Updated 3/12/2014 1:24:50 PM

Nine weeks in, I haven't lost as much weight as I had hoped to by now. As in, I've lost hardly any. But today I went to the doctor, where I proceeded to become exceptionally lost and arrive late (which I hate) for a very stressful appointment....  Read more

Calcium/Vitamin D
Updated 3/9/2014 5:53:32 PM

How can I get enough calcium without overdoing the vitamin D?...  Read more

Recognizing Other Benefits
Updated 3/3/2014 11:26:12 PM

I joined SparkPeople.com because I want to lose weight while pursuing a healthier lifestyle. I've been here for about five weeks now, and the scale has moved an almost disappointing five pounds. Instead of being unhappy about my slow progress, I am m...  Read more

benefits of laughter
Updated 12/31/2013 4:24:47 PM

Apparently, scientists are still digging up several advantages of laughing each day. As a matter of fact, elaborate research is still being conducted based on this topic. However, it is always certain that laughter is something that can only brin...  Read more

The benefits of good food
Updated 11/19/2013 7:54:11 PM

Do you believe what you eat makes a difference? For instance if someone were to stay in their calorie range-but were not eating any fruits or veggies, not drinking their water, etc. Do you think their results would be different than someone who...  Read more

Calcium and Iron Supplements---Plus info on Synthroid

If you are taking calcium supplements and iron supplements (or a multivitamin with iron), remember to allow a 2 hours time span between these two supplements. Calcium blocks the absorption of some of the iron so you would get the best benefit if you...  Read more

Put Away the Salt Shaker

A Diet high in salt can increase calcium into the urine & increase the risk of calcium containing kidney stones....  Read more

Living Healthy with Insulin Resistance/Low GI Diet

For anyone struggling with weight issues due to insulin resistance, diabetes, PCOS, and hypoglycemia. Diet Health Benefits also help reduce HBP, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, & Liver Enzymes. ...  Read more

Are You Getting The Most From Your Calcium Supplement?

I have previously shared that calcium is an important nutrient you may be missing in your diet. The newly released 2010 Dietary Guidelines lists calcium as a nutrient of concern because intake by many Americans is lower than recommended. There are al...  Read more

In the News: Functional Foods or "Franken-Foods"?

Call me old-fashioned, but when I want the health benefits of a tomato, I eat a tomato. If I want more Omega-3 fatty acids in my meals, I sprinkle some flax meal on my morning oatmeal. And if I want the antioxidant power of blueberries, I eat blueber...  Read more