• Willem

Eat to Nourish: Calcium

Updated: Jan 6


Why it matters to include the mineral Calcium in your diet.


Conventional fresh food supply chains take days even weeks to get fresh produce to you the customer, as a result, a lot of nutritional value is lost due to natural decaying processes.

Because Nourishing Hub is local to the community we sell our greens still growing and you harvest when you are ready to eat, you have no loss of nutrients.


Benefits

  • It is essential for the development, growth, and maintenance of bone

  • Muscle contraction: Calcium regulates muscle contraction, including the beating of the heart muscle. When a nerve stimulates a muscle, calcium is released; it helps the proteins in muscle carry out the work of contraction

  • Blood clotting: Calcium plays a key role in normal blood coagulation (clotting)

  • Calcium is a co-factor for many enzymes; this means that without the presence of calcium, these important enzymes cannot work as efficiently.

  • Calcium affects the smooth muscle that surrounds blood vessels, causing it to relax.


Veg in order of highest to lowest concentration

• Rocket

• Gabbage - pak choi

• Mustard

• Carrot

• Radish

• Broccoli

• Cabbage - Red

• Alfalfa

• Carrot

• Onion


Remember, nutrition is more than just calories, fats, and sugars.


At Nourishing Hub we not only grow our greens in a sustainable and responsible manner, free from pesticides and herbicides, we also deliver nutritionally dense greens so you get the maximum benefit when including our greens in your diet.


Eat to nourish - minerals and vitamins are essential to a healthy diet!


Reference:

  • https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/248958.php

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