Importance of Vitamin D and Calcium for Bones and Teeth
The importance Feed of calcium and vitamin D for bones and teeth strong. Calcium is a mineral that most are in the human body, namely 99 % is in the skeleton. Whereas the other about one percent is in the body tissues and fluids that will be widely distributed throughout the body.
To avoid having osteoporosis in old age, consumption of adequate calcium should be performed since the age of five years. It’s because bone formation began in the children and reached its peak in the age of 35 years. Research also shows calcium can increase the level of the child.
Standard Feed calcium suggested by the World Heath Organization (WHO), namely 800 mg / day for children under five and 800-1000 mg / day for people aged 15-65 years.
Unfortunately, most people are reluctant to drink milk and eat cheese because nobody wants to be fat. It is not surprising prevalence of osteopenia (early osteoporosis) in this country of 41.7 percent. In fact the Indonesian people have begun to realize the needs calcium. However, many businesses do not do anything to replenish their daily calcium needs.
The easiest way to get calcium in a pattern of eating is the day-to-day with products made from milk, yoghurt, cheese, green vegetables, wheat, and grains. Food such as soybean curd (tahu) and fermented soybean cake (tempe) where people know also contain calcium, each of 124 milligram and 129 milligram.
In order for calcium to be able to work well in the body, we also need vitamin D. Without vitamin D, human gut is able to absorb only 10-15 percent of calcium in food. When the body enough vitamin D, calcium is able to be up to 30 percent.
Various research shows, sun exposure can increase the production of vitamin D in the skin. However, even though we live in a country rich in tropical sunlight, vitamin D deficiency risk remains high. “Style of life in urban communities who leave work and go home the morning after the sunset makes us less exposed to sunlight,” said Joan P Sumpo, senior nutrition experts from the Kraft Foods Regional.
Activities that are largely conducted in a closed room and practice wear that cover most of the body also contribute to prevent entry of ultraviolet radiation rays to the skin. No yet again concerns of women toward sunlight that can discolor the skin.
Therefore, take some time each day for the “bath” the sun, especially in the morning and afternoon. According to Joan, the sun can also help us to improve mood. “When you’re glum or angry, try bask in the sun, the heart certainly frisky again.”