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Senior Citizen Osteoporosis Calcium Rich recipes
Last Updated : Dec 19,2017
It is important to maintain bone density even at an older age when there is higher chances of minor falls, fractures, joint pain and sprains. Also as we age the body’s capacity to absorb calcium decreases and the bone mass decreases. Hence a minimum of 1000 mg of calcium is a must after the age of 60 for the bones to be able to support our body.
Grace your pantry with these calcium laden foods….
Dairy products like milk, curds, cheese, paneer and buttermilk.
Whole cereals specially ragi.
Pulses like moong, moath beans, chana, rajma etc. Sprouted pulses are a better source of calcium as sprouting increases the calcium content.
Nuts and oilseeds like almonds, walnuts, peanuts, sesame seeds (til) etc.
Green leafy vegetables like spinach, amaranth. colocassia, fenugreek etc. and other vegetables like broccoli.
Remember these few diet No’s so you get benefit the utmost from the calcium in your food you eat
Deep-fried foods as they hinder with the absorption of calcium.
Refined foods like maida, pasta, sugar etc. as they lose calcium in their process of refining.
Chocolate and cocoa as they are rich in oxalate which hinder with the absorption of calcium.
Aerated drinks as they contain citric and phosphoric acid which decrease the absorption of calcium.
We have hand-picked high calcium recipes like Dahi Bhindi ki Subji, Multigrain Roti etc. which are super tasty and will help you stay away from bone problems. Elderly women who are at utmost risk of osteoporosis due to calcium loss as a result of hormonal changes due to menopause can benefit the most from this section. These are recipes which can be easily prepared with locally sourced ingredients without the use of much spice and they are easy to chew as well. Try recipes like Nachni Paneer Pancake and Curd Rice
Don’t forget to include these recipes in your diet along with an appropriate dose of exercise under your doctors or trainers guidance to keep your bones healthy.
26 Jun 18
Dahi Bhindi ki Subji by Tarla Dalal
Here's a great way to enjoy a Rajasthani delicacy that is simply sumptuous and low in calories. Choose young and tender bhindis for this recipe that will cook quickly. Above all, the rich and fascinating aroma is so tempting that you won't feel that you're eating low calorie food.
10 Jul 18
Curd Rice, South Indian Curd Rice Recipe by Tarla Dalal
In South India, the Kheer
and mithai are served at the start of a meal. It is the Curd Rice that comes at the end, as a flavourful and soothing finish to a traditional spread. At the same time, it is also a comforting one-d ....
05 Nov 15
Nachni Paneer Pancake by Tarla Dalal
Calcium is a nutrient that is required by people of all age groups, for healthy growth and maintenance of bones and teeth. Here is how you can get a tasty calcium-boost from a surprise ingredient – nachni. A millet that is not consumed frequently by most of us, nachni or ragi is one of the greatest ....
09 Jun 18
31 May 18
Paneer Palak Koftas in Makhani Gravy by Tarla Dalal
Low-cal Paneer Palak Kofta in Makhani Gravy, anyone? The weight-watcher is usually terrified of words like paneer and makhani, but here is a low-cal version of this popular North Indian dish specially formulated to please food lovers without adding to their waistline. The innovative twist here is th ....
24 May 18
Bhinda Ni Kadhi, Gujarati Bhindi Kadhi by Tarla Dalal
The versatile ladies finger is used widely in Gujarati
cuisine, in many dry as well as gravy recipes. Here we present, Bhinda ni Kadhi, where ladies finger mingles with the traditional kadhi. As a slight variation to this recipe, you can add sliced and sautéed o ....
14 Jun 14
Broccoli Soup ( Calcium Rich) by Tarla Dalal
Broccoli is an all-in-one ingredient, which is a good source of nutrients like iron, folic acid, vitamins A and C, along with calcium too. The interesting veggie has a unique flavour and texture, which really please the palate. Once you develop a taste for it, you will want to keep having it often i ....
23 Nov 15
Strawberry and Black Grape Raita by Tarla Dalal
While raitas are usually made with vegetables, you might perhaps have made some fruity attempts with apples or oranges. But, have you ever thought of making a Strawberry and Black Grape Raita? You must try it to believe how fantastic it is! This unusual combination of fruits transforms into a truly ....
20 Aug 11
Strawberry Chickoo Shake by Tarla Dalal
Ah, this shake is just what you will need when you are too famished to cook, too nauseated to eat, but badly in need of a sumptuous snack.
Chock-full of nutrients like protein, calcium, vitamin C and fibre too, this is as satiating as a snack can get.
At the same time, the peppy flavour ....
14 Mar 15
Masoor Tikki with Curd Dip by Tarla Dalal
A mouth-watering tikki made with masoor dal, low-fat paneer and typical Indian ingredients like onion, coriander and green chillies, which not only impart a tongue-tingling flavour but also lots of nutrients, calcium and fibre. The Masoor Tikki with Curd Dip is especially valuable on the health fron ....
23 Mar 13
Palak Kadhi by Tarla Dalal
Ever thought of making kadhi with an infusion of palak? Sounds strange, but tastes and looks very interesting. Palak purée and green paste imparts flavouir along with a bright green colour and vitamin A to the dish. You can skip the garlic if you do not like its flavour. Serve with a bowl of brown r ....
31 May 18
Spinach, Paneer and Dal Soup by Tarla Dalal
A lip-smacking soup using low-fat paneer. Spinach, Paneer and Dal Soup being rich in calcium and protein helps to maintain bone strength and repair damaged tissues.
11 Jan 12
Calcium Booster, Carrot Beetroot Parsley and Celery Juice by Tarla Dalal
Bones form the framework your body rests on… and this drink will make sure they remain healthy and strong forever!
This Carrot Beetroot Parsley and Celery Juice is not only rich in calcium but also provides a treasure trove of other nutrients like vitamin C and folic acid. Carrots make sweet ju ....
23 Mar 13
Palak Chana Pulao by Tarla Dalal
A medley of spices, veggies, spinach and kala chana make this Palak Chana Pulao a real tongue-tickler. Brown rice enhances the fibre content of this pulao while spinach makes it look appetizing and colourful while providing a bounty of iron. Kala chana is an ideal ingredient that boosts the nutritiv ....
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