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Calcium, Shin Splints & Diet

I personally try to just consume my needed calcium from the foods I eat daily and not use any supplements like vitamin D tablets. I do not eat cheese or yogurt because of the bloating it can cause, and I am trying to lose weight and not look bloated. Now, I do eat broccoli and sometimes drink 2% milk. I am not a marathon or professional runner, but I do run at least 2 miles everyday and try my best to run Sundays for 5 to 6 miles. Many times my shins hurt when I run for over 4 miles. Do you think I should drink a cup of milk everyday in the mornings? Should I consume more calcium? Is the issue I have with my shins hurting after a long period of running a sign of me needing more calcium in my diet, or maybe an issue of the way I run? Please provide your ideas and opinions.

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I think the best way to consume calcium is through your diet. Supplements can lead to too much calcium. I agree that cheese or yogurt may not be the best choices, in your situation, but have you looked at dried beans, peas, dark-green leafy vegetables, almonds, and soymilk? These are major ...

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This solution discusses good sources of calcium, causes of shin splints, and recommended daily amounts. Includes APA formatted reference.