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Calcium is extremely important for you and your baby if you are pregnant. Here is all you need to know about how and where to find all the calcium sources.
When you are pregnant calcium is another mineral which is of utmost importance not just for your growing fetus but for you as well. Calcium has been known to be good for healthy teeth and bones since decades. Let us now understand how it helps the mother and the growing fetus.
BENEFITS OF CALCIUM FOR THE FETUS
BENEFITS OF CALCIUM FOR THE ‘TO BE MOMMY’
As women, our daily calcium requirements are as under:
You need to note that the body is capable of absorbing only 500mg of calcium at a given time. Hence it is best to consume only 500mg at a given time, so if your daily requirement falls under 1000mg then you can have the same in small quantities and not all at once.
The best way to get enough calcium would be possible only via a diet which is rich in calcium.
While the major sources of calcium come from dairy, there are few other non-dairy based sources of calcium which are a must have in the diet if you are pregnant.
Supplements during pregnancy:
Supplements if taken can give you 150mg of calcium if you are not getting enough from the diet. Also, it is important to note that Calcium can be absorbed in the body only if there is enough Vitamin D in the body. Hence Vitamin D is of utmost importance if you need calcium in the body.
Supplemental calcium comes in two forms, calcium carbonate and calcium citrate. Calcium carbonate can give you maximum amount of calcium, but it takes extra stomach acid in order to get dissolved, hence best taken with a meal. Calcium citrate is easily dissolved and absorbed by the body, hence can be consumed in between meals. However before you go ahead and take any supplement make sure you talk to your gynecologist for best advice.
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