Is Calcium the New Magic Bullet?
New research suggests that upping your calcium intake can help you lose fat
How much calcium do you need?
The National Academy of Science, which revised its recommendations in 2001,
advocates the following calcium consumption:
|Males & Females||19-50||1,000 mg/day|
|Pregnant & Lactating||1,000 mg/day|
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic Plan
When filling out your WebMD Weight Loss questionnaire, be sure to indicate
your ability to tolerate dairy foods so that we prescribe at least 1,000mg/day
in your eating plan. Plenty of calcium in your plan allows you the wonderful
opportunity to enhance your weight loss while strengthening your bones and
That calcium might aid in weight loss is great news for all dieters, but
especially women who are susceptible to osteoporosis. Simply by consuming three
servings a day of low-fat or fat-free dairy products, you can strengthen your
bones, ward off osteoporosis, maintain your muscle mass, and increase your fat
loss. Additionally, if your diet is rich in fruits and vegetables, you may also
prevent certain cancers and high blood pressure. A magic bullet indeed!