5 Dairy-Free Sources Of Calcium

 

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.

 

THAT’S IT!

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?

Of course Any other questions are always welcome just leave a comment below

Until Then Ciao

We Look Up

 

 Karim David 

The Healthy One

 

 

91 Comments

  1. Mollie Rogers July 21, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Love the new layout of the site Karim ☺️

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    1. Karim July 22, 2017 at 7:53 am

      Thank you Mollie 🙂

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    2. Charlotte Weir July 30, 2017 at 1:41 pm

      Took the words out of my mouth.

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  2. Arthur Byrne July 21, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    What about Salmon ?

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    1. Karim July 21, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      That is great too Arthur! I was very close to adding the two of them together in fact.

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      1. Kim Jung-Min July 26, 2017 at 12:36 pm

        You should of added it.

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        1. Karim July 28, 2017 at 5:28 pm

          You’re right

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        2. Michal Vaněk August 6, 2017 at 10:59 am

          I really hate comments like this.

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  3. Ihsan Domki July 21, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Good job bro!

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    1. Karim July 21, 2017 at 5:57 pm

      Thank you Ihsan 🙂

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  4. Courtney Hayes July 21, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Nice.

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  5. Thomas Brown July 21, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    great content my man.

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    1. Karim July 22, 2017 at 9:50 am

      Thanks Thomas I appreciate you.

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  6. Scarlett Daugherty July 21, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    This was very informative, even the clickable links were great.

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    1. Karim July 22, 2017 at 9:48 am

      Glad you think so Scarlett, thank you for the comment.

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  7. John Davidson July 22, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Thanks for doing this👏🏻

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    1. Karim July 22, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      You’re Welcome. Thank you John for the support, I appreciate all of the love you’ve shown this year.

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  8. Oliver Capan July 22, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    This was very helpful! thanks.

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    1. Karim July 22, 2017 at 3:59 pm

      I’m glad it’s helped you Oliver.. you’re welcome.

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  9. Ditlev Ebbesen July 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Oranges i never knew.

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  10. Ditlev Ebbesen July 22, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    I didn’t know how much calcium that I was actually eating before wow.

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    1. Karim July 22, 2017 at 5:03 pm

      Ha it can really go unnoticed because as a whole Calcium is associated with just dairy products. That’s one of the reasons why I felt like this was much needed, and I’m glad It’s surprised people. Thank you for your comment Ditlev 🙂

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      1. Winton Barnes July 28, 2017 at 3:18 pm

        This was a very good surprise I learned a lot.

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        1. Karim July 28, 2017 at 5:28 pm

          So happy to hear that Winton 🙂

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      2. Michal Vaněk August 6, 2017 at 11:23 pm

        Wow 😅

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  11. Shane Booth July 23, 2017 at 8:08 am

    I’m lactose and I appreciate your effort to look out for us.

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    1. Karim July 23, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Thank you very much Shane 🙂

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  12. Scott Wyatt July 23, 2017 at 10:14 am

    A Very refreshing read I’ve learned a lot .

    Thank you!

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    1. Karim July 23, 2017 at 10:58 am

      That’s great to know Scott! You’re welcome 🙂

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  13. Paul Karlsen July 24, 2017 at 12:50 am

    My aunt is allergic to lactose, and she never knew half the stuff you put here.

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    1. Karim July 24, 2017 at 9:33 am

      I’m glad I could help your aunt! Thanks for letting me know Paul 🙂

      Reply
  14. Luke Newell July 24, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    I really enjoyed learning this.

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    1. Karim July 24, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      I’m Glad you did Luke.. Thank you for your comment 🙂

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  15. Sierra Hadley July 24, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Great post again.

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  16. Zack Jenkins July 24, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    I never knew it was possible for none dairy products to contain calcium in them so everyone of them.

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    1. Karim July 25, 2017 at 11:24 am

      I’m glad you took away a lot then Zack.. thank you for your comment 🙂

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  17. Felicia Roselli July 25, 2017 at 12:22 am

    The beans and lentils was a surprise to me I don’t know why.

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    1. Karim July 25, 2017 at 11:29 am

      It’s not common to link the two In your day to day life so I don’t blame you, this is why I did it because I know a lot wouldn’t know… thank you for your comment Felicia 🙂

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  18. Martina Magno July 25, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    I liked this very much great job!

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  19. Terry Noda July 25, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Great content and love the new layout 🙂

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    1. Karim July 26, 2017 at 9:53 am

      Thank you Terry I appreciate the feedback 🙂

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  20. Tamás Dorina July 25, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Loved this post. The Oranges section surprised me.

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    1. Karim July 26, 2017 at 8:47 am

      Thanks Tamás!

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  21. Ella Barba July 26, 2017 at 3:08 am

    👏🏻👍🏻

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  22. Evander Guy July 26, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Thanks for that advice.

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    1. Karim July 26, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      You’re Welcome Evander 🙂

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  23. Levi Bentsson July 26, 2017 at 11:43 am

    I’m afraid to say I was unaware of it all, but I feel better now that I know a bit more about these foods.

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    1. Karim July 28, 2017 at 5:25 pm

      That’s great to hear Levi! Thanks for letting me know 🙂

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  24. Delonn Cyrus July 26, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    My wife has this problem I’ll share this with her.

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    1. Alice Kociánová July 30, 2017 at 11:33 pm

      Ditto.

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  25. Val Zolla July 26, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Are you lactose-intolerance ?

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    1. Karim July 26, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      No I’m not Val but I appreciate the curiosity.. thank you for the question 🙂

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      1. Marisha Davis July 31, 2017 at 12:43 am

        Grateful for this.

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        1. Dallen Stackpole August 6, 2017 at 3:27 pm

          I’m grateful also.

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      2. Sam West August 5, 2017 at 8:14 am

        great shouts here.

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  26. Libby Ellick July 26, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Almonds I always eat them so I’m very happy they have calcium in them.

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  27. Eyja Klass July 26, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    I’ve been lactose-intolerant my whole life and this has been very good for me.

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  28. Ivo Mareš July 28, 2017 at 10:31 am

    This is fantastic tips to get calcium while not being able to have milk. We still need calcium even though we can’t drink milk, so thank you so much for sharing this.

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    1. Karim July 28, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      Exactly.. thank you & You’re Welcome Ivo 🙂

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    2. Erik Soukup July 30, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      Well said.

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    3. Hugo Křoupal August 6, 2017 at 8:01 am

      Ivo you said it!

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    4. Emma Holling August 6, 2017 at 11:58 am

      True.

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    5. Hugo Křoupal August 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      Ditto.

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    6. Joslyn Grimes August 9, 2017 at 4:31 am

      Very true 👍🏿

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    7. Ashton Blake August 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      Exactly Ivo!

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  29. Paulina Mayne July 31, 2017 at 8:34 am

    I really did overlook nuts completely so that.

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    1. Hugo Křoupal August 6, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      Me too.

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    2. Mason Richardson August 9, 2017 at 12:29 am

      So happy I’m not the only one 🤣

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  30. Adric Price July 31, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Thanks for the clever tips.

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    1. Karim July 31, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      🙂

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    2. Paul Voorhorst August 3, 2017 at 11:33 am

      Ditto.

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    3. Reggy Abraham August 5, 2017 at 9:55 pm

      Ditto.

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    4. Ray Phillips August 9, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      My thoughts exactly 🙂

      Reply
  31. Stefan Geursen August 4, 2017 at 9:30 am

    I’m lactose-intolerant and this has taught me I can eat loads more than I thought.

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    1. Karim August 4, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      Ah I’m really happy it taught you that Stefan, thank you for letting me know 🙂

      Reply
  32. Pietje Wevers August 4, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Great article.

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    1. Karim August 4, 2017 at 1:35 pm

      Thanks Pietje 🙂

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    2. Petra Sokolov August 5, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      I have to agree with Pietje, you just don’t see information like this anywhere else.

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    3. Silver Phillips August 8, 2017 at 11:09 pm

      Ditto.

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  33. Dirk Weitenberg August 5, 2017 at 10:53 am

    I’ve got a great eye for this now👁 thanks 🙂

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    1. Karim August 7, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      You’re Welcome Dirk 🙂

      Reply
  34. Lotte Roozendaal August 6, 2017 at 12:57 am

    I’m such a nerd for everything health now 🤓

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    1. Karim August 6, 2017 at 1:00 am

      Haha that’s cool Lotte 😎

      Reply
  35. June Norris August 8, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Oranges was a shocker for me.

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  36. Drew Grant August 8, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    This was just an education for me the whole thing!

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    1. Karim August 9, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      Blessed to help you Drew 🙏🏿

      Reply
  37. Jonathan Cole August 8, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Great work dude.

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    1. Karim August 9, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  38. Christian Jones August 8, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    The best site I’ve found in years.

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    1. Karim August 9, 2017 at 2:57 pm

      Aha Thanks Very Much Christian.. We Look Up 大🙏🏿

      Reply
  39. Matilda Hughes August 9, 2017 at 2:45 am

    😍 🤷🏽‍♀️ 🙏🏽

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