Difference between revisions of "Calcium"

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Having trapped themselves in a nonsensical situation where the EU dairy industry not only enjoys massive subsidies (not just for production but for export too) but is classified as a separate food group on official nutrition guidelines health professionals seem unwilling to believe research that milk is perhaps not the best biochemically available nutritional source of calcium.
 
  
The anomaly that the biggest consumers of dairy in the world are also the biggest sufferers of osteoporosis seems to escape them as does the white elephant in the room that so much of the world gets along just fine without dairy. Those countries that do start consuming dairy then begin to follow the western world's path of avoidable chonic disease.
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== plant based calcium ==
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getting enough calcium on a plant based diet is not a problem. Good sources of calcium include: Broccoli, kale, orange juice, tofu and [[fortified plant based milk]].
  
Calcium is an important mineral but is found in abundance in vegetables and it's absorption is greatly enhanced by vitamin c also found in vegetables.
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== what is calcium ==
  
There is an interesting study on vegan nuns in Vietnam that suggests that although calcium intake is lower than omnivores their bone density is equal.(citation needed)
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Calcium is a chemical element with symbol Ca and atomic number 20. Calcium is a soft gray alkaline earth metal, fifth-most-abundant element by mass in the Earth's crust. The ion Ca2+ is also the fifth-most-abundant dissolved ion in seawater by both molarity and mass, after sodium, chloride, magnesium, and sulfate. Free calcium metal is too reactive to occur in nature. Calcium is produced in the explosions at the end of the life of massive stars
  
Some health professionals suggest that the acidity of a non vegan diet leaves a net deficit (more in but more out too) as calcium is used to buffer elements of a non vegan diet (citation needed)
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Calcium is essential for living organisms, in particular in cell physiology, where movement of the calcium ion into and out of the cytoplasm functions as a signal for many cellular processes. As a major material used in mineralization of bone, teeth and shells, calcium is the most abundant metal by mass in many animals.
  
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== See also ==
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* [[enWiki:Calcium|Wikipedia]]
  
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Latest revision as of 14:02, 21 August 2016

plant based calcium

getting enough calcium on a plant based diet is not a problem. Good sources of calcium include: Broccoli, kale, orange juice, tofu and fortified plant based milk.

what is calcium

Calcium is a chemical element with symbol Ca and atomic number 20. Calcium is a soft gray alkaline earth metal, fifth-most-abundant element by mass in the Earth's crust. The ion Ca2+ is also the fifth-most-abundant dissolved ion in seawater by both molarity and mass, after sodium, chloride, magnesium, and sulfate. Free calcium metal is too reactive to occur in nature. Calcium is produced in the explosions at the end of the life of massive stars

Calcium is essential for living organisms, in particular in cell physiology, where movement of the calcium ion into and out of the cytoplasm functions as a signal for many cellular processes. As a major material used in mineralization of bone, teeth and shells, calcium is the most abundant metal by mass in many animals.

See also


Health

Minerals: Calcium
Vitamins: B12, D