Reflections on Calcium for Weight Loss and Health

by Maria on December 3, 2013

There is good scientific evidence that diets high in calcium are associated with increased metabolism and healthy weight loss.

In fact, new research suggests that the more calcium there is in a fat cell, the more fat the cell will burn.

How Does Calcium Work to Help you Lose weight?

Weight control experts suggest that calcium converts a portion of dietary energy to heat rather than to stored body fat. Therefore, the less calcium-rich foods you consume, the more fat your body will make.

Simply put, by boosting your metabolism and helping you burn fat, dietary calcium is one of your best friends in your healthy weight loss program! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is an important point to remember: Most diets cause dieters to lose a combination of fat, muscle, and water when losing weight. So, make sure weight loss comes from fat and not muscle protein.

Health and weight loss experts suggest that dietary calcium helps you to lose just fat.

Plus, some researchers estimate that a high-dairy diet can boost weight loss by as much as 70%.

However, weight management experts claim that dietary calcium will only help you lose weight as part of a healthy weight loss program, including healthy eating and exercise.

What are the Health Benefits of Dietary Calcium?

  • Prevents osteoporosis;
  • Strengthens bones and teeth;
  • May control high blood pressure;
  • May prevent colon and breast cancers;
  • Helps heart, muscles and nerves function properly.

Getting Calcium for Weight Loss and Health

Health experts claim that consuming calcium- rich foods, instead of supplements, is the best way to get the recommended calcium in your healthy weight loss diet. The reason? By doing so, you are not only getting the mineral calcium, but all the other nutritious substances food contains, such as phytochemicals, fiber, vitamins, and other minerals as well. However, calcium, along with Vitamin D3 supplements may be an option if your diet falls short.

Besides dairy products, a few other calcium sources include dark leafy greens (spinach, kale), almonds, sesame seeds, salmon, and fortified foods (orange juice) etc.

In conclusion: Plenty of calcium in your healthy weight loss planย  gives you the wonderful opportunity to lose weight, and to enhance your overall health!

And last, but not least, you should always consult with a licensed doctor before starting any diet, exercise, or weight loss supplementation program!

 

 

 

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