British Journal

March 12th, 2013 Posted in News

In a recent issue of the British Journal of nutrition, scientists discovered that it can help to weight loss increasing calcium consumption. However, this applies only to those who have a diet low in calcium. The study lasted 15 weeks. Participants obese women whose average daily intake of calcium was below the 600 mg. Daily consumption of recommended calcium is 1000mg. Obese women were placed on a low calorie diet and took two tablets of calcium or a placebo (for a total of 1200mg) every day. After 15 weeks, women who were taking calcium tablets lost about 6 Kg, while women who were taking the placebo lost 1 Kg. Scientists formulated the hypothesis that, when a body calcium, lacks the brain detects this and seeks to compensate the deficiency by stimulating a higher intake of food.

This can discourage any weight loss program. On the other hand, taking enough calcium appears to have a suppressive effect of the desire to eat more food. Conclusion? Taking sufficient amounts of calcium helps to ensure the success of a weight loss program.So, how can you increase your calcium intake and make sure you do not gain weight or ruin your weight loss goals? Something that you can do is take a calcium supplement tablets or capsules. Calcium supplements are also available in powder, so you might prefer that option. You can add your calcium supplement powder to smoothies or any drink. You can also buy enriched rice milk, soy, or simple dairy milk.

If you are able to tolerate them, it includes ricotta and yogurt in your daily diet. Stock you on foods that are good sources of calcium. These foods include almonds, seeds of Sesame (tahini), broccoli, molasses, and tofu. Make sure you balance your calcium intake with more or less amount in milligrams of magnesium. And finally, if you take your supplement of calcium half an hour before you go to bed, you sleep better.

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