Calcium and Vitamin C for further weight loss

January 12, 2008 at 8:12 am Leave a comment

Calcium is a mineral which is required for strong bones. Increases the density of bones to reduce osteoporosis in the long run. Skimmed milk which is high in calcium but very negligible fats content is highly recommended. Even though the correlation between high calcium food like low fat yogurt and skimmed milk is not clear, there is evidence that high calcium food promotes weight loss. Again drinking milk to satisfy cravings or hunger does not add inches to the waistline, but actually reduces the urge to indulge in sugary food or snacks.

Being an exercise addict, I am constantly looking for food. Every two to three hours, I need to keep myself fuelled up by eating some food. Especially in the evening before my bedtime, drinking skimmed milk approximately 200 ml will satisfy my cravings for supper.

Recommended calcium supplements: Natural Factors Calcium & Magnesium with Plus C, Potassium and Zinc. , a product of Canada and imported by Nuvanta Pte Ltd(Singapore) or Nuvanta Sdn Bhd.

Sufficient potassium in your diet helps soothe feelings of anxiety, irritability and stress. It also helps keep nerve impulses firing in top form, and releases energy from protein, fat and carbohydrates during metabolism.

Sources: United States Food and Drug Administration, Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Zinc is vital for healthy skin and important component for enzyme reactions. It is vital to reduce many skin disorders such as acne and eczema as well as anorexia nervosa. It is also involved in the metabolism of protein, carbohydrates and fats for energy.

Vitamin C being one of the most important and powerful anti oxidants available, other than A and E, is found in abundance in fruits and vegetables. Vitamin C benefits are non exhaustive but for aesthetic reasons, it is responsible for producing collagen. Collagen is present in your muscles and bones. It is responsible for holding the cells together. Vitamin C is also related to carbohydrate metabolism. Deficiency production of insulin occurs in deficiency in Vitamin C(also known as ascorbic acid). Vitamin C also helps in the production of anti stress hormone. Stress hormones known as cortisol will cause excessive weight gains. Cortisol is also produced when one exercises too excessively. Therefore, exercise regime which will be touched into later. 1000 mg to 2000 mg a day is recommended.


Entry filed under: Supplements and Nutritions.

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