Does Calcium Burn Fat

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Saturday, 08 December 2012 21:26

Does Calcium Help You Lose Weight


Studies show that Calcium intake may help you lose weight and burn fat. Every substance used by dieters’ counts for good or bad. When you use supplements for the purpose of shedding pounds you should pay attention to the smallest details.

Minerals such as calcium do play role in any weight loss plan and they can assist your program or spoil it depending on the consumed amount.

Calcium plays an important role in the breakdown of fat. It aids lipid oxidation and acts as a thermogenic by increasing fat cells metabolism.  Numerous clinical studies have proved that calcium stimulates weight loss and prevents weight gain. Lack of calcium in your diet or supplements causes the production of more fat cells.

Ref. Role of dietary calcium and dairy products in modulating adiposity, Zemel MB,
Lipids. 2003 Feb;38(2):139-46. Review.

Sufficient daily intake of calcium reduces the risk of obesity by 70% and decreases body fat by 2, 5 – 3 kg.

Along with losing body fat we usually risk interrupting the absorption of calcium. This is very important for premenopausal and post menopausal women. Both situations put stress on your body and we know that stress affects hormonal balance that leads to the loss of minerals. That’s why during stress people have problems with hair loss, muscle deterioration and easy to brake nails.

Definitely weight loss requires more calcium and if not supplied your body will absorb this mineral from the bones. Clinical researches claim that women who’ve been implementing incorrect ways to get rid of fat might lose bone mass. Furthermore, when the weight is regained the loss of bone density remains. (Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Columbia)

The other demand for calcium is caused by intensive exercise training. The elevated release of hormones cortisol and adrenalin increases acidity. Calcium neutralizes acidity and if you don’t have enough within your system it will be taken from your teeth, bones etc. This information is for women who jump into the gym in effort to burn fat. Thus, ladies make sure that you have proper mineral intake through food and look for weight loss supplements that contain calcium.

Additionally, the idea of exercising is to sweat the fat off. The more you sweat the more minerals you lose. All of them are needed but here we are talking about calcium which goes away, too. Here is the place to tell you about my son who is very active in sports. He started getting problems with his teeth.

I was wondering what triggers the issue. Finally, his dentist told me that is the loss of calcium during training. He stated that most of the people who have issues with their teeth are gymnastics followed by the rest of the sports. The other group with teeth problems belongs to those who are dieting to lose weight. This is the opinion of a dentist with 30 years experience.

So, calcium is crucial for muscle performance especially for the heart muscle. It’s highly involved in muscle contraction, signaling and health overall.  By balancing the content of minerals in your system you can prevent from the harm of lactic acid caused by stress or physical activity.

What Foods Contain Calcium

The list of rich in calcium foods is massive. That’s why I would like to give the most popular foods that contain Ca.

  • Dairy products – yogurt, milk, cheese (cottage cheese, mozarella cheese etc.)
  • Fish - Salmon, sardines and whitebait fish.
  • Rich in protein foods – beans, almond nuts, fish, hummus, soy milk, eggs and tofu.
  • Vegetables- spinach, broccoli, seaweed, chili peppers, sesame seeds and garlic.
  • Fruits – raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, grapes, apples and bananas.

To sum up, Ca itself aids fat burning activities and properties within your body. Now you may ask me what weight loss supplements contain calcium and help you burn fat efficiently; I don’t need to think twice to give the answer: Phen375.

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