Till Now we have heard that calcium is the most common mineral in the body, primarily found in bones and teeth. It is essential for maintaining the bone mass necessary to support the skeleton. The body is also constantly using calcium in muscle and nerve functions as well as to carry out functions in the heart. Most calcium is lost through normal bodily processes in the kidneys and colon, with minor amounts lost through sweat and the shedding of hair, fingernails, and skin.
Calcium also plays an important role in muscle contraction, transmitting messages through the nerves, and the release of hormones. If people aren’t getting enough calcium in their diet, the body takes calcium from the bones to ensure normal cell function, which can lead to weakened bones.
Besides this, you will be astonished to know that how calcium levels influences our good night sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), almost six out of ten Americans report having insomnia and sleep problems at least a few nights a week. Insomnia is defined as “An inability to fall asleep or remain asleep long enough to feel rested, especially when the problem continues over time”. Calcium helps the brain use the amino acid tryptophan to manufacture the sleep-inducing substance melatonin. This explains why dairy products, which contain both tryptophan and calcium, are one of the top sleep-inducing foods. If you are calcium deficient, the body may not be able to release the required amount, leaving you restless through the night. Ensure that your calcium intake every day is on point.
The recommended amounts of calcium for are as follows: Adults between ages 19 and 50: 1,000 mg of calcium per day. Men aged 51 to 70 years: 1000 mg per day. Women aged 51 to 70: 1200 mg per day. Adults aged 71 and older: 1200 mg per day. Children aged upto 1 year: 250-300 mg per day. Children aged above 1 year: 700-1000 mg per day
Calcium is directly related to our cycles of sleep. In one study, published in the European Neurology Journal, researchers found that calcium levels in the body are higher during some of the deepest levels of sleep, such as the rapid eye movement (REM) phase. The study concluded that disturbances in sleep, especially the absence of REM deep sleep or disturbed REM sleep, are related to a calcium deficiency. Restoration to the normal course of sleep was achieved following the normalization of the blood calcium level. Vice Versa, if you have increased calcium levels then you may feel sleepy all the time.
How to Intake?? Just eat 1 tablespoon of raw sesame seeds and cumin seeds daily for 1 month in the morning. Remember that it should be raw because once you roast it, almost half of its nutrients are lost. You can also add raw sesame seeds to any side dish to add crunch and flavor. For instance, you can add to vegetable or bean dishes. Another way is to make sesame milk. Like almond milk and hemp milk, you can make your own sesame milk.
How to make Sesame Milk ??? Ingredients: 1 cup of sesame seeds 2 cups of water Directions: Soak 1 cup of sesame seeds in 2 cups of water overnight In the morning, blend the water and seeds until smooth Chill and drink (to retain the fiber) or Strain the mixture using a cheesecloth then serve
Give it a try if you are suffering from serious sleep problem. Don’t depend on sleeping pills. Just try this for a month. It actually works.
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