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Calcium is one of the most essential minerals in the body. Its function extends across all part of the body from the bones to heart to hormones and more.

Deficiency in calcium level results in a condition known as Hypocalcemia – likewise an excess calcium level in the body leads to Hypercalcemia. Both conditions can lead to different health conditions.

Calcium helps your body with:

  • Building strong bones and teeth
  • Clotting blood
  • Sending and receiving nerve signals
  • Squeezing and relaxing muscles
  • Releasing hormones and other chemicals
  • Keeping a normal heartbeat

It is important to note that your body doesn’t produce calcium, so you have to rely on your diet to get the calcium you need.

Foods that are high in calcium include:

  • Dairy products such as milk, cheese, and yogurt
  • Dark green vegetables such as a kale, spinach, and broccoli
  • White beans
  • Sardines
  • Calcium-fortified breads, cereals, soy products, and orange juices

Your body needs vitamin D in order to absorb calcium. That means foods rich in vitamin D are also important.

Foods such as milk, salmon, egg, egg yolk, yoghurt, cod liver oil, sardines, and so on.

Consult with a dietician to prepare a meal rich with calcium and vitamin D to keep your body system functioning well.

To consult with our certified diet and nutritionist, Dtn. Anne Odafe, call our Patient Cordinator Ms.Nkechi on +234 817 365 1737 or fill any of our contact forms on our website.