CALCIUM-RICH DIETS FOR AGES 35 & UNDER:
Calcium-rich diets are usually only helpful for developing kids, teens, and most adults under age 35 (the average age humans reach peak bone density). Unfortunately, when an adult reaches their peak bone density, calcium absorption continues to decline with age –– making a pivot to balance calcium homeostasis a top health priority to maintain good health and prevent injuries, pain, and diseases.
ADULTS AGED 36 AND UP:
In most cases, adults ages 36 and up can not retrieve calcium through their diets or regular calcium supplements. Hence it’s important to explore safe alternatives like Marah Natural’s products that employ SAC Formulation Technology - the world’s first ionic calcium delivery system, to ensure you’re getting enough calcium to maintain good health. Here are some helpful pages and articles to read: About SAC Formulation Technology, Calcium absorption and homeostasis, What happens to our bodies when we age, How our bodies communicate, Everything you need to know about arthritis, and The importance of caring for your immune system.
5 HIGH CALCIUM FOODS
If you are under age 35, here are some common calcium-rich foods:
DARK GREEN, LEAFY VEGETABLES
Eat your greens! A phrase that has been driven into us since our youth— and for good reason. Not only are dark green, leafy vegetables super healthy for us but they also hold a high amount of protein. If you follow a plant-based diet, then this food group is a great source of calcium for you! From kale to spinach and collard greens—the choice is yours.
Seeds, seeds everywhere! If you’re on the go and want to add a boost of calcium to your meals simply add a spoonful of seeds to your diet. Perk up salads with sesame seeds or add a scoop of chia seeds and ground flaxseeds to your porridge for an extra little nutritional kick. They are also a great source of healthy fats—a win, win for your overall health!
Canned salmon and sardines are a great way to contribute calcium to the body. Due to the edible bones that these kinds of seafood provide, you can source a great deal of calcium in just one sitting. As they are also high in omega-3, you’ll be doing wonders for your hair, skin, and nails too! A 3.75 ounce can of sardines has 35% of the RDI and 3 ounces of canned salmon with bones has 21%.
BEANS AND LENTILS
Another great option for foods high in calcium if you are vegan or vegetarian is beans and lentils. You can add these powerhouse legumes to your meals to boost your daily calcium intake. They are also a great source of fiber, protein, and macronutrients so you’re receiving a recipe for greatness with these!
HOW MUCH CALCIUM IS IN EACH OF THESE FOODS?
MODERN AGRICULTURE AND NUTRIENT DECLINE
Unfortunately, due to the nature of today’s climate change, we are seeing a huge decline in nutrients when it comes to fruit and vegetables. As farmers search for ways to grow their crops larger and faster, plants lose out on their essential nutrients as they can’t keep up with the soil extracting process, according to Donald R. Davis of the University of Texas at Austin. Interactions between plant growth and soil have also been affected by soil degradation—a result of poor management.
National Geographic explores the decrease in nutrients of fruit and vegetables and states that “mounting evidence from multiple scientific studies shows that many fruits, vegetables, and grains that are grown today carry less protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, riboflavin, and vitamin C than those that were grown decades ago.” Broccoli, kale, and mustard greens in particular have seen a huge drop in calcium levels due to poor agriculture.
Nutrient decline “is going to leave our bodies with fewer of the components they need to mount defenses against chronic diseases—it’s going to undercut the value of food as preventive medicine,” says David R. Montgomery in his book What Your Food Ate.
GMOS - WHAT ARE THEY AND WHY SHOULD I AVOID THEM?
Fresh fruit and vegetables can often include GMO (genetically modified organism) ingredients. Foods that you may frequently find these in include potatoes, apples, and papayas. If you’re concerned as to whether the foods you are eating may contain GMO ingredients, you can check the list of bioengineered foods that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has kindly shared. Research shows a direct link between GMOs and organ damage, immune system disorders, gastrointestinal issues, and infertility as findings from the Academy of Environmental Medicine show.
MARAH NATURAL NEO-CEL
As we become more aware of the decline in natural nutrients in our diets, we understand the importance that sourcing calcium has for our health. If you feel that your diet doesn’t give you the amount that you need you can healthily support this with the right supplements. Taking Marah Natural’s Neo-Cel just 30 minutes before your meal can provide you with all you need to support a healthy diet rich in calcium.
Neo-Cel is an antioxidant that helps: