Eat To Beat The Winter Blues

Calcium

The Washington Post reported:

The most abundant mineral in the body, calcium plays an important role in maintaining strong bones and healthy blood vessels, and in reducing the risk of Type 2 diabetes. Low levels of calcium may play a role in premenstrual-syndrome-related depression in particular.”

Calcium is found in many sources, and despite popular belief, many are non-dairy forms.

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Recommended Daily Allowance: 1,000 mg per day for adults

Food sources of calcium:

  • Collard greens, frozen (1 cup): 357 mg
  • Ricotta, part skim (1 / 2 cup): 308 mg
  • Yogurt, plain/low fat (3 / 4 cup): 310 mg
  • Milk, low-fat (1 cup): 305 mg
  • Kale, frozen (1 cup): 179 mg
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