Calcium is an essential nutrient that is necessary for many functions in human health along with other benefits.
Maybe you have (or want to prevent) osteoporosis, and you heard that calcium builds strong bones and teeth. Maybe you heard that calcium is good for high blood pressure and can lower it. Or maybe you just want to increase your calcium intake for other reasons.
Either way, you stumbled across this article because you have some reason to eat more calcium-rich foods.
There are a ton of misconceptions about calcium, so in this article we’ll:
- Debunk some common myths about calcium
- Explain what calcium does
- Give you a breakdown of how much calcium you should be getting based on your age and sex
- And finally, another breakdown of what are your best sources of calcium But, before we get started, let me introduce myself!
My name is Igor, and I’m the author of the Amazon bestselling book, Osteoporosis Reversal Secrets. I’m also a certified personal trainer who specializes in helping clients with osteoporosis, so I can say I have a good understanding of calcium.
And if you want to see other myths busted, you can get a free chapter of my osteoporosis book (10.5 Osteoporosis Myths That Are Harming Your Health) by just filling out the form below. In that chapter, I cover myths about protein (does it help or hurt bones?), coffee, carbonated drinks, sugar, bone density and more.
So, without further ado, let’s get started with our first topic.
DEBUNKING CALCIUM MYTHS
It’s not unusual for misinformation to spread, especially with the internet nowadays (and just a tip, don’t always trust the information you hear without researching). Unsurprisingly, the same is true for calcium, so I’ll be covering 4 myths, starting with:
MYTH 1: CALCIUM IS GOOD FOR OSTEOPOROSIS
This myth may be the biggest shocker to you (as it was for me) because we grew up thinking milk and calcium strengthens bones. If calcium makes our bones stronger, shouldn’t that mean it…