Another Reason to Add Calcium to Your Diet

Boomer Highway's Weekly Health Tip

Calcium can keep you from storing fat.

When your body is low on calcium, it produces a hormone that signals the body to store visceral fat. Meeting your recommended daily calcium needs (that’s 1,000 milligrams for adults) can help reduce levels of this hormone. And a recent study published in Obesity Research found that calcium from dairy has a stronger effect than calcium from other sources. Eating low-fat Greek yogurt as a daily snack (just six ounces contain about 20 percent of your recommended dietary allowance for calcium) is a great way to meet this need, though any low-fat dairy will do the trick.  (Thanks to Dr. Oz)