Friday, May 25, 2012

Women, Beware of Too Much Calcium!


Frozen yogurt with fruit.  Photo by Debs (ò‿ó)♪

An article about calcium intake, caught our attention today. We thought it important enough to let you know, since it is of particular interest for women on preventing Osteoporosis.

There was an 11 year study conducted in Switzerland, at the University of Zurich, that resulted in a warning about ingesting calcium pills. The study suggested that mega doses in calcium pills, like the ones taken by women for Osteoporosis, can cause heart disease.

The study showed that sudden bursts of calcium taken by women, makes the substance go mostly to our arterial walls, as plaque. As you know arterial plaque is why most people have heart attacks!

According to the article and other experts regarding calcium intake, the best way for women to consume it is through natural dairy products. So next time you go to the grocery store, keep your heart in mind and buy more milk, yogurt, cheese and even broccoli or spinach. Although, vegetables don't provide as much of the substance as milk does. If you are lactose intolerant, don't forget that there are brands out there that offer lactose free milk and lactose free yogurt too! Plus, when picking your dairy products, take into consideration the brands that state, no hormones, antibiotics or pesticides as well.

Prevent Osteoporosis the natural way, without hurting your heart by popping pills. Here is the original article from CBS NEWS.

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