It is a common knowledge that citrus fruits such as calamansi is a source of Vitamin C, but did you know that it is also a good source of Calcium?
Calcium is needed for bone growth making our bones stronger and gives more density which helps prevent Osteoporosis. Our bones increase in size and mass during childhood and adolescence, and continues to add mass at around 30 years of age wherein peak bone is reached. Bone loss, just like bone growth, is a gradual process… the stronger your bones are at age 30, the slower bone loss you will experience. Therefore, it is very important to get adequate calcium, along with magnesium and vitamins D and K2 throughout your childhood and adolescence.
Calcium also helps reduce blood pressure. Other studies claims that high Calcium intake lowers blood pressure and the risk of hypertension (high blood pressure).
Kidney stones risk is also decreased by adding calcium to your diet.
There are a lot of health benefits of having calcium in your diet and one of a good calcium source is Calamansi.