Calcium Boosters

Featured Article, Healthy, Recipes
on July 4, 2011
Pimiento Cheese
Mark Boughton/Styling: Teresa Blackburn

Summer's here— the perfect time for berries and calcium-rich ice cream.
Speaking of calcium, some interesting and very positive research has come from the National Dairy Council. Researchers from the American Cancer Society have linked a higher intake of dietary calcium from dairy foods to a reduced risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Those taking in more than 1250mg calcium per day had a 20 percent  lower risk of developing breast cancer. Interestingly, the researchers found no link between calcium supplements and breast cancer risk. So hold the Tums and bring on the milk.
To spotlight this valuable nutrient, here are a few calcium-rich recipes, including a Southern sandwich spread, a parfait and a stellar macaroni and cheese recipe.
—By Jill Melton, Relish Editor