Apr 4, 2013

Need Calcium...?

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon...

We've all heard that calcium is one of the most important nutritional building blocks in our body: The mineral (the most abundant of all in the human body) helps to maintain strong, healthy bones and teeth, and also aids in vascular contraction and muscle function, among other essential functions.

We've also all heard that a nice, cold glass of milk is the best way to get our much-needed calcium, but whether you're vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free or just don't like the taste of milk, the truth is that it isn't the only way to work toward your 1,000-a-day.

Take a look at the list of food above.  All rich in Calcium and they add a little variety to your diet.  Eating is fun and a pleasure and more so when what you eat is providing you with nutrients that are essential for a healthy body and a healthy lifestyle.  Then ask yourself, which non-milk option is your favorite way to make sure you get enough calcium?   Whichever it is, make it a delicious option and remember everyone:

Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing...