S: Calcium By: Martha Romero
1: Function of Calcium: *normal growth and development *strong teeth and bones *proper functioning of muscles and nerves *keep heart beating
2: R.D.A. (Recommended Daily Allowance) :
3: ~ milk ~ cheese ~ broccoli ~ cabbage ~ tofu ~ sardines ~ salmon ~ spinach ~ peanuts ~ oranges ~ corn ~ almonds ~ tortillas | Food Sources:
4: illnesses ~osteomalacia ~ osteopenia ~ osteoporosis ~ rickets (bones bend in ways they shouldn't) | Deficiency | *bones become less dense* | linked to forms of cancer and premature births!
5: Too Much??? | ~problems with vision/eye pain ~kidney stones ~fatigue ~premature aging | Calcium Toxicity - confusion - slow/irregular heart beat - bone/muscle pain - nausea/vomiting
6: Sources | - healthy-vitamin-choice.com - ehow.com - spine-health.com