Calcium Foods: 5 Sources Rich in one of the Most Crucial Bodily Minerals
By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Fri 7 September 2018
Medical Review by Vlad Belghiru, MD
Calcium is one of the 24 essential micronutrients for human survival.
It also has a role in testosterone production, and of course, in maintaining healthy bones and teeth. If you can’t get enough from your diet, it’s highly recommended that you consume it daily in supplement form.
Here are five foods high in calcium that also fit a testosterone boosting diet:
Cheese is a good source of high quality casein protein, along with good amount of testosterone boosting saturated fat.
And then there’s the calcium. Cheese is the richest known natural source of calcium with 100 grams of Cheddar cheese having 721mg’s of calcium, covering 72% of the RDA.
NOTE: There is some mixed evidence towards high-fat dairy products having hormone traces which could lower testosterone levels, so if you wan’t to be extra sure that this doesn’t affect you, opt for low-fat dairy, it still has the calcium.
What you do with eggshells after using the insides? Throw it away?
Mistake. Eggshells are one of the best natural sources of calcium and you should eat them.
Not whole, obviously. Instead, make natural eggshell calcium supplement;
- Fill a stock pot with some water, bring to boil.
- Pour the eggshells into the water (this destroys pathogens).
- Cook for 10 minutes and then drain the pot.
- put the eggshells on a baking tin and allow to dry for a day.
- Use coffee grinder or pestle & mortar to grind the dry shells into powder.
- Store the powder in a jar.
Now, you have high quality calcium supplement, with a teaspoon providing you the 1000mg’s (100% RDA) of calcium.
Like all dairy products, milk is rich in calcium.
And just like the cheese above, it’s rich in high-quality casein protein, and some key micronutrients like zinc and selenium.
100 grams of milk (1dl or 3.3oz if you’re from US) contains 125mg’s of calcium, which covers 12% of the RDA.
Drinking a liter (usually whole carton) of milk per day is a great way to get in that quality protein and all of your needed calcium.
Yogurt is filled with probiotics that have shown to favorably impact testosterone levels in studies.
When it comes to calcium, 100 grams of yogurt provides 110mg’s of calcium (11% RDA).
We at Anabolic Men recommend few servings of grass-fed yogurt daily, mostly due to its probiotic density but also to cover vitamin and mineral intake.
5. Leafy Greens
If you’re not a fan of dairy products or eggshell calcium, you may find that it’s really hard to cover the daily need for calcium through foods.
Which is why we recommend high-quality multivitamin supplementation for everyone not consuming plenty of dairy products.
Aside from dairy, eggshells, and calcium supplements, there is one group of foods that still ranks pretty high in calcium content…
…And that’s the leafy greens, such as;
- kale (150mg/100g)
- spinach (99mg/100g)
- collard greens (232mg/100g)
- mustard greens (115mg/100g)
NOTE: Another great benefit of eating lots of leafy greens is their high natural nitrate content which can beneficially impact erection quality.
Calcium is essential, for life, and for testosterone.
These 5 foods are the best natural testosterone-friendly sources of this very important mineral…
…And if you can’t eat enough of these (and I’d say even if you can), consider using a high-quality calcium supplement (affiliate link).
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