We have more calcium in our bodies than other minerals, and it is found naturally in a wide variety of foods and drinks which is great for our health.
It makes up a lot of our teeth and bones, and plays it’s part with our cardiovascular health, stamina level and muscle function.
The RDI (Recommended Daily Intake) of calcium is 1,000 mg for adults a day, however, as a whole the vast majority are not getting enough calcium from their meals.
So instead of stating dairy foods we all know about such as Cheese, Yoghurt and Milk (Click Here) we will look into 5 Dairy-free sources of calcium that are mostly overlooked and you can start eating straight away.
Which of course means lactose-intolerant or not you can do this, no excuses, as you don’t have to be reliant on dairy products to get your daily dose of calcium.
Here we go!
Sardines– are packed with calcium all thanks to their bones… which are edible. A 92-gram can of Sardines provides you with 35% of the RDI. This oily fish also provides highly-quality protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for your heart, skin and brain function.
DID YOU KNOW? While you may be aware that seafood normally has a lot of mercury in it, smaller fish like Sardines have lower levels, and I would also like to add that Sardines have high levels of selenium, a mineral that can prevent and reverse mercury toxicity.
Beans & Lentils- are high in fibre and protein. They also have lots of Zinc, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Potassium. Some beans and lentils have decent amounts of calcium too of course. Goa beans are number one for that. A single
244 mg cup of cooked Goa beans provides 24% of your RDI. Having White beans is also a good source, with a cup of cooked White beans providing 13% of your RDI.
Spinach & Kale- Like the other dark leafy greens they are very healthy, and these two are high in calcium. For example you could have a Kale salad and this would be packed with the calcium and antioxidants that is much needed in your meals right now.
Almonds- If you’re not allergic to nuts then you really are nuts if you don’t grab a handful of almonds! Why? (Click Here)They also have calcium in them; out of all of the nuts Almonds has the most in them. plus they also have vitamin E, iron, potassium and provide you with 3 grams of fibre once consumed.
Oranges- This was in my top 40 foods you’ve just got to be eating. (Click Here) Full of vitamin C and you guessed it calcium, enjoy this at any period of the day and because of it’s skin is portable too.
I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys. Please do let me know though…
What Do You Make Of All This?
Did Any Of These Dairy-Free Sources Of Calcium Take You By Surprise?
If you’re lactose-intolerant did this help you in any way?
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