No matter what age, we all need proper amounts of calcium for good overall health, strong bones, heart health and weight loss. But what if you’re not a fan of dairy? Growing number of people who can’t or who choose not to eat dairy from traditional sources. Do they just settle for supplements? How does one get their 1000 mg/day? Fortunately, there are many other options to help them look and feel great .
–Spread out your dose: You can’t absorb all 1000 mg at once. Try eating small amounts throughout the day (ie hand full of almonds as a snack, kale salad for lunch).
–Milk YES, from a cow, NO: Nut blend milks ( almond, cashew) also has calcium and come in different forms ( yogurt, cheese, etc…) Get creative, try them out in smoothies or over cereal
–Get your GREENS: I know I say this a lot, but its still true. Spinach, kale, broccoli are good sources of calcium as well as fiber. Again, lots of options- salads, smoothies,steamed, sauteed.
— FIVE great source of calcium that you can try today: Kale, Almonds, Bok Choy, Tofu, Pinto Beans