There’s a lot that goes into building out a nutritious meal plan. The path to better health often starts simply enough. Maybe you download a fitness tracker to monitor your steps and log your meals. Stick to it for long enough and you may one day graduate from tracking your macros to fine-tuning your micros. Maybe you’re already there.
Wrapping your head around vitamins and minerals can seem like a real uphill battle especially for those of us that narrowly avoided an F in Biology 101. The truth is, if you’re courageous enough to keep soldiering on, eating the right foods can be simple too. Today, we’re going to start small by zeroing in on one you’re likely already familiar with: calcium.
Why Calcium Is Important
It may not be number one on the periodic table, but calcium is an undisputed biological goat. It is the most abundant mineral in your body after all, and it plays a vital role in your overall health and vitality.
You no doubt know that it helps your body build and maintain strong bones, but calcium also aids muscle contraction, as well as cardiovascular function. Calcium even helps communicate signals between the cells of your body.