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कॅल्शियम युक्त आहार - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Calcium Rich Recipes recipes in Hindi)
કેલ્શિયમ યુક્ત આહાર - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Calcium Rich Recipes recipes in Gujarati)

Calcium Rich Recipes, Calcium Rich Indian Recipes, Calcium recipes for strong bones

calcium rich recipes. calcium rich Indian recipes. calcium recipes for strong bones.  Get your daily dose of calcium with these awesome recipes, packed with apt ingredients like dairy products ( milk, curds, cheese, Paneer and Buttermilk).

Buttermilk, ChaasButtermilk, Chaas

Green leafy vegetables (like Spinach, amaranth. colocassia, Fenugreek etc.

Spinach, PalakSpinach, Palak

Vegetables like Broccoli), Walnuts and pulses (like Chana Dal, urad dal, Masoor Dal, green moong dal, yellow moong dal, Moong, moth beans, chana). 

BroccoliBroccoli

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There are calcium rich recipes to cater to all age groups, ranging from colourful, exciting calcium rich recipes for kids and youngsters to traditional, easily-chewable recipes for seniors. Here is  a list of TOP 42 Calcium Rich Foods

Whey Soup ( Calcium Rich Recipe )Whey Soup

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Why do we need Calcium, How much Calcium do we need daily? Calcium rich recipes for strong bones. 

We often speak of healthy bones and strong teeth and most of us remember our parent’s admonition to "drink your milk." We may have probably resisted then, but as adults we are now more aware that the 'CALCIUM' and 'PROTEIN' from milk help to build a strong body. See our cream of broccoli soup recipe which will give you 38% of your calcium RDA.

Cream Of Broccoli Soup, Veg Broccoli Soup RecipeCream Of Broccoli Soup, Veg Broccoli Soup Recipe

Though astonishing as it may sound, approximately 1200 gm of calcium in found in our body, out of which 99% is found in the bones. The remaining 1% is used to maintain teeth, muscles, heart and nerves and also aids in blood clotting. To put it simply, WE NEED CALCIUM FOR STRONG BONES AND TEETH.

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Chart of Daily Calcium Requirements from Kids to Adults

Group Need for Calcium Requirements (per day)
Kids Bones and teeth are at a growing stage and hence their need for calcium is high. 0-1 year - 500 mg
1-9 years – 400 mg
Teenagers Puberty promotes a quick and rapid growth spurt and so the need for calcium increases. 10-18 years-600 mg
Puberty to Middle Age For maintenance of bones and teeth. 19-49 years-400 mg
Adult Men As we age the bones lose calcium. Elderly women are at utmost risk of osteoporosis due to calcium loss as a result of hormonal changes (decrease in estrogen levels which otherwise initiates calcium absorption) occurring after menopause. above 50 years-400 mg
Adult Women 51–70 years 400 mg
Pregnant Women The growing fetus has high requirements of calcium which need to be supplemented through mums diet. 1000 mg
Lactating Mother A nursing mother has to make up for her and the baby’s requirement through breast milk. 1000 mg
     

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How does Calcium get absorbed in your body?

The 2 keys to Calcium absorption is to make sure you are getting enough Vitamin D and healthy fat. If you are deficient in Vitamin D, then your body is not going to absorb calcium properly. Spent time out in the sun to get your Vitamin D and if not then take supplementation for it.

Coconut oilCoconut oil

See our paneer bhurji recipe which uses full fat paneer. You could replace vegetable oil with coconut oil to make the paneer bhurji recipe even healthier.

Paneer BhurjiPaneer Bhurji

There are many individuals who go on crash diets and eat low fat foods or avoid fat altogether. This will result in the hinderance of calcium absorption and lead to calcium deficiency in your body.

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Healthy fat examples are avocado, olive oil, almonds, walnuts, peanuts, paneer, coconut milk etc.

Avocado SaladAvocado Salad

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Effects of Calcium deficiency on Bones 

The major outcome of calcium deficiency is bone and teeth abnormalities which are seen quite different in children and adults.

1. Rickets…Calcium deficiency in children…If children are deprived of calcium in their early stages of growth, it progressively leads to weakening and softening of bones making them fragile. Bowing of legs, enlargement of wrists, knees and ankles, poor muscular development, beaded ribs, large foreheads and protruding chest are some of the other features of rickets.

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2. Osteoporosis…Adult Rickets…The low levels of calcium in adults leads to loss of bone mass to such an extent that the bones lose strength and becomes unable to perform its supporting role in the body. Fractures may occur due to minor falls and bumps or bones may even break under their own weight. People with osteoporosis may have a hump in their backs, curvature of the spine and rounded shoulders. These conditions may be caused by the buckling of their weakened spines, no longer being strong enough to hold the body upright.

Ragi Roti Stuffed with PaneerRagi Roti Stuffed with Paneer

3. Maintain a healthy weight : If you are overweight then all the extra weight will come on your bones like your spine and knees. That can lead to a knee replacement.

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Eat your paneer to top up your calcium levels

Have one cup of homemade full fat paneer and you get 75% of your calcium requirements in the day while low fat paneer will give only 18% of your paneer daily requirement if you are 50 plus in age. So always choose some paneer recipes like palak paneer recipe, ragi roti stuffed with paneer or palak paneer methi chaman

Palak PaneerPalak Paneer

3 Things to ensure that your Calcium Levels are topped up.

You cannot just take calcium supplements and expect to solve the problem. You need to top up your vitamin D3 and eat healthy fat.

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Indian's suffer a lot from acidity. The more acidic you are the more calcium and vitamin d3 you leach from your bones. If you are highly acidic, then you are leaching calcium from your bones to balance the ph of your acidic blood. You must handle your acidity and read our collection of recipe to control acidity.

Buckwheat DosaBuckwheat Dosa

You cannot exercise with low vitamin d3 levels as you will harm yourself. Your vitamin d3 and calcium should be in sync. 

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You also need to exercise regularly. As you get older you must continue to workout. Walk, lift weights and move all the time. You need exercise to maintain bone health. As simple as walking regularly will also do the trick. A lazy lifestyle will make your bones weak. 

Eat your protein. If you are low in protein you will have problem with your bone density. Protein is required for absorbtion of calcium into your bones. If you got cancer and go through chemo then that will decrease your bone density. So you need to up your protein. 

Masoor Dal and Palak KhichdiMasoor Dal and Palak Khichdi

Vitamin K and Vitamin d3 work toghether to increase bone density. So eat your eggs and eat some fermented foods like dosa and idli.

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Vitamin d3 gets activated in the body by magnesium. It's all connected.  Make sure you have your seeds and nuts to top up magnesium.

Vitamin C helps bone. Also take omega 3 fatty acids if you have a bone issue.

 

3 Things to ensure that your calcium levels are topped up.
1. Eat Calcium Rich Foods
2. Top up your Vitamin D
3. Ensure you take healthy Fat in your diet.

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Don't forget your Til for topping up calcium

Til has the highest concentration of calcium. One cup of til or sesame seeds is 174% of your daily calcium requirements. So make this healthy Lebanese dip called tahini paste recipe made of til and olive oil only. 

Tahini Paste, Lebanese Tahini PasteTahini Paste, Lebanese Tahini Paste

Enjoy our collection of calcium rich recipes | calcium rich Indian recipes | calcium recipes for strong bones | given below from Calcium Rich Breakfast to Calcium Rich Desserts.

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Calcium Breakfast (49 recipes)
Calcium Dals & Kadhis (23 recipes)
Calcium Rich Desserts (36 recipes)
Calcium Rich Drinks Smoothies Juices (43 recipes)
Calcium Rich International Recipes (36 recipes)
Calcium Rich Rice, Khichdi and Biryani (18 recipes)
Calcium Rich Rotis & Parathas (31 recipes)
Calcium Rich Salads & Raitas (43 recipes)
Calcium Rich Soups (18 recipes)
Calcium Rich Starters & Snacks (58 recipes)
Calcium Rich Vegetables (66 recipes)


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Bengali Style Soya Subzi
Recipe# 22417
19 Aug 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A lovely subzi recipe from West Bengal. Big cubes of potatoes are deep-fried and mixed with marinated soya chunks. Irresistible, really! I have used soya milk and curds to marinate the chunks. Soya milk is easily available these days in different flavours; however for the subzi make sure you use uns ....
Mughlai Tofu
Recipe# 22422
19 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
The magic touch of the Mughals transforms tofu into a royal treat! The white paste is the key ingredient of this delicacy as it imparts the required taste and rich texture. Make sure you soak the seeds in warm water as it softens and forms a smooth paste on grinding. You can also make white paste us ....
Stir-Fried Vegetable Parathas
Recipe# 22407
26 Nov 07

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Ever thought Chinese and Indian cuisine would meet in a Paratha? That is precisely what makes this recipe very unique! The horde of well-chosen ingredients makes this recipe tasty and healthy. Bean sprouts and vegetables impart crunch to these Parathas; hence take care not to overcook them. The Para ....
Rice and Soya Parathas
Recipe# 22409
26 Nov 07

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 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A delicacy that is easy and quick to make, if you use leftover rice to make these Parathas… in fact this is an interesting way to utilize the leftover rice. I have used powdered soya chunks in this recipe. Those who do not like soya granules or chunks can just powder it finely and add them to recipe ....
Soya Mutter Pasanda
Recipe# 22429
19 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A scrumptious subzi that is also very simple to make! Green peas and soya chunks come together in an all-new style! Most of the preparations can be done well in advance, so you can whip this dish together in a jiffy! Boiled onion paste and tomato puree can be made and stored in the refrigerator to b ....
Methi Tofu
Recipe# 22431
19 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Methi peps up even the simplest of dishes! This is no exception. Add salt to the methi and squeeze it well to remove the inherent bitterness of the methi leaves. You can even salt and squeeze the methi and store it in the freezer for days or even months; just defrost and use whenever you want. Just ....
Asparagus Fondue
Recipe# 22741
04 Feb 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This rich, thick, creamy fondue made with asparagus and a generous portion of cheese, goes well with potato wedges and pita chips.
Broccoli and Paneer Satay in Red Pepper Sauce ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 35030
17 Nov 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Sautéed broccoli combined with soft paneer and marinated in a spicy and flavoursome red pepper sauce, makes a delicious and nutritionally-balanced starter. Remember to serve these hot!
Tofu and Vegetable Satay ( 100 Calorie Snack )
Recipe# 33234
11 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Protein laden tofu is known to speed up weight loss by increasing non-fat body mass. When marinated with veggies in thai green curry paste, it gets a distinctly thai flavour.
Paneer Paratha ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes )
Recipe# 33468
23 Apr 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Paneer paratha, paratha envelopes filled with lentils and cottage cheese. Combine this paratha with curds or raita to make a complete protein-rich meal.
Apricot Apple Smoothie ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes )
Recipe# 33470
01 Jan 1900

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Apricot apple smoothie, best energizing drink to keep you going all day. A combination of ingredients like banana, nuts, apples, soya milk make this drink a nutritious potion. These are rich in nutrients and thus is a perfect energy drink after exercising.
Paneer Kalimirch ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes )
Recipe# 33472
01 Jan 1900

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Paneer kalimirch, a protein rich dish for a healthier and beautiful you! poppy seeds are good source of calcium, protein, and iron. I have used low fat paneer, milk to curb down extra calories and fat. Ensure you soak the poppy seeds and cashewnuts in warm water before grinding them to get a smooth ....
Roasted Vegetables with Brown Rice ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes )
Recipe# 33454
01 Jan 1900

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Roasted vegetables with brown rice, long grained rice when cooked is aromatic and is best suited for this recipe. Oven-roasted vegetables have a unique flavour that sautéed vegetables cannot match with a predominant garlic taste. A complete meal that is full of veggies and all required nutrients.
Tofu Chila ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes )
Recipe# 33458
01 Jan 1900

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Tofu chila, apart from energy, the brain requires a constant supply of oxygen and other nutrients to function well. Iron and protein are required for the formation of hemoglobin that carries oxygen to brain. Calcium is required for the transmission of impulses or messages to and fro. Hence, a recipe ....
Ginger Fried Kodri ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes )
Recipe# 33484
01 Jan 1900

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Ginger fried kodri, you need to avoid cereals and pulses to relax your digestive system. This dish is a combination of healthy ingredients like bean sprouts and kodri cooked in less oil and natural flavouring like ginger, salt and sugar.
Healthy Oondhiya, Healthy Diabetic Recipe
Recipe# 33681
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Startling though it may seem, here is a wonderful and healthy modification of the famous festive Gujarati dish which is ordinarily loaded with oil! I've cut down on the oil as well as the invisible fat that comes from coconuts. I’ve also used vegetables like ....
Soya Mutter Pulao ( Low Cholesterol Recipe)
Recipe# 5296
17 Nov 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Nutritious soya nuggets add a full-bodied flavour to this pulao. Soyabean and green peas, both functional foods, play a major role in reducing bad cholesterol (ldl) and increasing good cholesterol (hdl) levels in our body.
Hawaiian Pasta Salad
Recipe# 4960
04 Oct 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Summer sweet fruits and delicate shell shaped pasta smothered in a pesto flavoured mayonnaise. This salad is an excellent choice for a working lunch. Add a portion of french bread and you've got a filling meal.
Apricot and Custard Ice-cream ( Calcium Rich Recipe)
Recipe# 4822
14 Jun 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A calcium rich elegant finale to any meal. . . . . Which is enjoyed by people of all ages.
Subzi Kadhi
Recipe# 22177
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Popular with many, this kadhi is my favourite too. Medley of vegetables make this kadhi interesting and delicious. It is a complete meal when served with steaming hot rice as is full of veggies, curds providing all the necessary nutrients. As being low in calor ....
Makai Paatal Bhaji ( Healthy Subzi)
Recipe# 6415
29 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Corn makes an interesting companion for colocasia, providing you with nutrients like calcium, iron and fibre.
Peas and Mushroom on Cream Crackers
Recipe# 7590
11 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Makes a great after school snack with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice.
Paneer Palak
Recipe# 4765
05 Jun 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Palak and paneer are made for each other. Not only do the two flavours and textures complement each other, but the vibrant green and the soft white combine beautifully to make this dish a treat for the eyes too!
Rajma Cheese Parathas ( Calcium Rich)
Recipe# 4802
14 Jun 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Serve these all-in-one parathas to your little one for lunch or when they come home hungry from school. They are very easy and taste great.
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Calcium Rich Recipes
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Calcium Rich Recipes
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 on 28 Jul 18 03:51 PM


Tarla ji Your recipes are very delicious 17 years back when I bought Microwave Oven gifted your recipes booklet with lot of gourmets you are the most senior Master chef in India thanking You D D Prasad
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Tarla Dalal    Happy to know you have liked the recipe. Do try more recipes and give us your feedback. Happy Cooking!!
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30 Jul 18 10:29 AM
Calcium Rich Recipes
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 on 06 Sep 17 02:52 PM


Great collection of Calcium rich Indian recipes. You have gone into great depth giving explanations and nutritive values.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Meena. Glad you liked the collection of recipes.
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06 Sep 17 02:53 PM