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SUNSHINE6442
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1/28/13 7:39 A

Spinach, Kale, Okra, Collards, all have calcium and so does oatmeal. Some fortified breakfast cereals also. It is best to get calcium from foods as too much calcium can cause kidney stones.....when calcium stays in the kidneys, it joins with other waste products to form a calcium kidney stone. Lemons are very high in vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Drinking some lemon water will give you some calcium and stay hydrated. I say no to a calcium supplement, but you should check with your doctor if your worried.





NAUSIKAA
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1/28/13 7:29 A

If I'm low on calcium, I sometimes pop a few tums. They're the cheapest form of calcium on the market (especially if you get a store brand) and they're pretty harmless too. Obviously you have to read the label and not be irresponsible with them. I wouldn't take a tums more than once/week or so.

Edited by: NAUSIKAA at: 1/28/2013 (07:35)


SLIMMERKIWI
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1/28/13 3:45 A

A lot of people DON'T get enough calcium, but we shouldn't have supplements for it UNLESS we KNOW - and then it is best prescribed by a Dr because there are times that you are medically better off NOT having them. Also, they can interfere with some medications. (I am on them because I am dairy food intolerant, and often don't get enough in my diet, but at a reduced dose because of the known risk of heart problems caused by them, and I am at risk of heart issues, anyway.

Here are some links to hep ensure that you get enough:

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I hope that you find the articles helpful!

Kris



JMURPHY14
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1/28/13 3:11 A

That is a good point. Thank you for your reply. :)



DRAGONCHILDE
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1/27/13 10:49 P

Unless you've had a doctor tell you that you should be getting more, I wouldn't worry about it. Remember that many of the entries on the database here do not include all nutrients, and many people enter incomplete data when entering their foods, so you may not actually be getting everything you're actually eating in your report.



JMURPHY14
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1/27/13 10:22 P

According to these graphs I never get as much calcium as I am supposed to. I was wondering if I should consider a multivitamin or just start eating more green leafy veggies? Or what? Not a huge fan of fish. I do like milk...Should I drink a glass a day? Idk if I should be taking a multivitamin or not. Does anyone out there know what I should do? Or what the effects of this deficiency might lead to short term and long term?

Thank you!
-Jenna



 
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