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Why do we
Calcium is the most common mineral in the human body. Calcium
is essential to the growth and maintenance of strong, healthy
teeth and bones. It is also necessary for regulating the heartbeat
and lowering cholesterol levels.
some good sources of calcium?
Dairy products and vegetables are the main sources of calcium;
meat, fish, eggs, cereal products, beans, and fruits can also
be good sources.
happen if we don't get enough calcium?
Aching joints, dry, brittle nails, tooth decay, high blood
pressure/high cholesterol levels in the blood, and muscle
cramps have all been associated with calcium deficiencies.
Perhaps the most significant potential complication from inadequate
calcium intake is bone loss, often leading to osteoporosis
and increasing the risk for one fractures.
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