Wednesday, April 23, 2014

8 Ways to Get Calcium Besides Drinking Milk

Put your worries aside and focus on these 8 ways to get calcium without drinking milk: 
1. Greens Load up kale, spinach, broccoli, bok choy, turnips, mustard, and other leafy greens for a good source of calcium. 
2. Nuts Walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, and cashews are packed with calcium. That includes nut butters!  
3. Fish with bones Fish with soft bones you can eat like canned salmon and sardines will help you meet your calcium quota. Don't let "with bones" scare you.  
4. Beans Mix up your calcium intake with chickpeas, black-eyed peas, or pinto beans. 
5. Figs Calcium in fruit? Try figs and dried figs.  
6. Molasses Surprise! Even black strap molasses contains calcium. This isn't an excuse to eat extra sugar, but it's good to know it's in there.  
7. Peas & lentils Peas and lentils are a good source of calcium, too.  
8. Seeds Sesame seeds and sunflower seeds contain calcium, too. Try tahini for an easy way to get a lot of sesame. 

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