What if we don’t get enough? Cost of calcium deficiency | Viva! - The Vegan Charity

What if we don’t get enough? Cost of calcium deficiency

When your diet does not provide enough calcium, it is taken from your bones in order to restore blood levels and maintain calcium-dependent bodily functions. If enough calcium is subsequently supplied, bone levels are restored but if your diet consistently fails to supply sufficient calcium, bone loss persists. This is something that leads to osteoporosis even in younger people. Happily, there are easy ways to prevent depletion. Improving your diet by eating bone-friendly foods is one of the simplest - and best - changes you can make right now!

Do you really know how much bone building material you need? You can't afford a calcium deficiency. Don't risk it. Learn what to eat to build a strong skeletal system. A great starting point is the chart on page 42 of this guide. It lists surprising sources of calcium that you'll find in common, widely-available foods. You might be amazed to see just how much calcium hides in plant foods. For example, here's a partial list that you'd do well to remember:

  • Organic Plain Tofu
  • Sesame seeds
  • Broccoli 
  • Curly kale 
  • Watercress 
  • Almonds 
  • Brazil nuts
  • Dried Figs
  • Tahini