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Calcium For Pregnancy Nutrition
1. Dried Herbs – A wonderful way to get more calcium to you and baby is to used dried herbs.
Easy Delicious Pasta Sauce Why not make an easy, fresh and delicious pasta sauce and infuse it with lots of lovely dried oregano, rosemary and thyme? It’s easy and quick to make, just chop lots of lovely ripe tomatoes, garlic and dice an onion and put into the pan at a medium heat to cook gradually. Put in the garlic and onion first for a minute or two to release the flavour, and next add the chopped ripe tomatoes and generous amounts of your chosen dried herbs. Once it has started to look like a sauce, if need be add a little water to thin, if it is thick and then whizz it with the blender. Blend it as you like it, I like to leave some traces of real tomato, but some people like a very smooth sauce. This base is also delicious with fresh basil, if you like basil, and this should be chopped roughly and put in at the same time as the dried herbs. Fresh Basil Benefits: The leaves of basil are a superb source of iron. They contain a fair amount of copper, magnesium, potassium, copper and manganese Vitamin K Anti inflammatory essential oils Polyphenoic flavenoids such as vicenin and orientin Very low in calories Very high levelos of vitamin A, beta-carotene, lutein, zea-xanthin These are some of the numerous health benefits of fresh basil. This pasta sauce works wonderfully with roasted peppers, mushrooms, courgette just by itself. Or if you feel like chicken or minced beef it is equally delicious.
Another excellent source of calcium is cheese.
3. Sesame Seeds
Roasted or dried sesame seeds provide the most amount of calcium. Why not make a healthy nutritious stir fry and sprinkle lots of sesame seeds on the top?
Tofu is a great source of calcium. Go to your closest Oriental Food Emporium and buy vegetables like pak choi, which is known to help digestion, and make a stir fry with teriyaki sauce. Although some people don’t find tofu by itself that interesting, mixed in with ginger, garlic and pak choi and some sauce, it is tasty and healthy. Pak Choi Benefits: 70 grams of pak choi provides a very good amount of calcium, in fact just as much as a glass of full fat milk of 125 ml. Pak Choi is packed with Vitamin K for healthy bones It has lots of vitamin C It provides quality dietary fibre aiding digestion wondefully It has lots of phyto-nutrients and powerful antioxidants
Almonds are rich in calcium and can be used in lots of different ways, and you can also make or buy almond butter. Other great sources of calcium are Brazil nuts, flax seeds, green leafy vegetables, herring, and of course dairy products. You can also find an assortment of calcium rich recipes by clicking here.
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