Seattle Organic Restaurants

Boron / Calcium

In this section of Seattle Organic Restaurants I want to talk about two essential minerals; boron and calcium.

calcium

Boron: Boron enhances healthy muscle and bones and regulates metabolism of magnesium, phosphorus and calcium. Boron also regulates metabolism and burn fat in the body and promotes alertness. Boron deficiency will lead to vitamin D deficiencies and can cause serious problems for the elderly. In a study by Us Department of Agriculture a group of women with post menopause took 3 milligram of boron and lost one third less magnesium, 40% less calcium and smaller amount of phosphorus during urination. Taking 3 to 6 milligram of boron daily can have many health benefits. Boron can be found in whole grains, peas, green leafy veggies, apples, carrots and raw nuts.

 

Calcium: Calcium is essential for strong healthy teeth, gums, muscle and bones. Calcium is important for maintaining a regular heartbeat, lowering the cholesterol level and preventing cardiovascular disease. Calcium is important for preventing cancer and lowering the blood pressure. High blood pressure during pregnancy can be lowered by calcium.

Calcium helps with cell membrane permeability and healthy skin. Deficiencies in calcium can cause problems such as eczema, high blood pressure, aching joints, brittle nails, muscle cramps, numbness of legs or arms, delusions, depression, hyperactivity and tooth decay. Amino acids help with calcium absorption. Foods that are source of amino acid lysine are fish, egg, beans, milk, cheese, soy products and red meat. Moderate exercise also helps calcium absorption. Taking calcium and iron together prevents minerals absorption, therefore calcium and iron should be taken at different times.

Calcium can be found in salmon, dairy products, green leafy veggies, asparagus, almonds, broccoli, yeast, figs, kale, goat’s milk, soybeans, tofu, sesame, watercress, yogurt and oats. Herbals that contain calcium are cayenne, chamomile, dandelion, fennel seed, flaxseed, lemongrass, nettle, parsley, peppermint, raspberry, yarrow, chickweed and yellow duck.