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Kelp for Calcium

KELP FOR CALCIUM

KELP FOR CALCIUM

You may wonder what calcium or kelp have to do with healthy skin and you'd be right in wondering.  So wonder away!!  Basically a deficiency in any mineral affects the skin just as it affects the rest of the body and calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body.  It can be the reason why the skin is so dry.  The hair might be brittle and the same for the nails.   It may cause psoriaris and/or eczema.  Its effects are not immediate but rather happen over a long period of time.

We all know that calcium deficiency in children can cause rickets, which, in turn, causes bone deformities.  In adults, it can cause osteomalacia, a softening of the bones.  Extremely low levels of calcium in the blood may result in muscle spasms and leg cramps.  It can contribute to high blood pressure and osteoporosis.  

I just wanted to share this titbit with you.  Foods high in calcium are:-

Kelp (it's way out in front) 

Cheddar Cheese

Carob Flour

Dulse

Collard greens

Kale

Turnip greens

Almonds

Following close behind are Brewer's Yeast, Parsley, Dandelions and Brazil Nuts, to mention but a few.

But just to put you in the picture:  Kelp has a content of 1,093 milligrams per 100 gram serving compared to brazil nuts which have 186 milligrams per 100 gram serving.  That's over 5 times more calcium in kelp than in brazil nuts.

So, if you want to have healthy hair, nails, skin and bones for you and you children, get eating foods rich in calcium!

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