Non-Dairy Foods High in Calcium – Health

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Health | February, 2018

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If you don’t eat dairy, you’re not doomed to brittle bones. Fill up on these 14 calcium-rich foods that don’t contain a drop of milk.

If you don’t eat dairy, you’re not doomed to brittle bones. Fill up on these 14 calcium-rich foods that don’t contain a drop of milk.

Melinda Podor 2009, Calcium builds healthy bones and teeth and ensures your muscles, cells, and nerves work properly. Adults need about 1,000 milligrams a day—that’s a little more than three 8-ounce glasses of milk—but what if you’re vegan, lactose intolerant, or just don’t like the taste of dairy products? Here’s a little-known fact: there are lots of non-dairy foods with calcium. Here are 14 of them, along with tips on how to add them to your diet.

Calcium content: 100 milligrams in one 2/3-cup serving Plus: Broccoli rabe (pronounced “rob”) is the slightly more bitter cousin to broccoli. It provides more than half your daily value of immune-boosting vitamin C and about 3 grams of belly-filling protein. It’s also a great source of vitamin A.

 

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