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If you are dairy-free, what are you eating to get enough calcium for your bones?

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If you are dairy-free, what are you eating to get enough calcium for your bones?

Most people are aware of the relationship between calcium and bone health. Your bones need calcium to stay strong, and many folks immediately think of consuming dairy products to meet the need. However, some people are becoming dairy-free, either by choice or a health need. Where are the best sources of non-dairy calcium? You might be surprised to see there are many tasty and appealing choices. Here’s a quick list:

  • collard greens and spinach
  • figs-as much calcium as skim milk
  • beans
  • almonds
  • broccoli
  • soy beans or tofu
  • acorn squash

You can also read labels and look for foods that are calcium fortified, such as cereals and juices. For more details, check out this article:

https://www.insider.com/calcium-rich-dairy-free-foods-to-build-strong-bones-2019-6#lots-of-common-foods-are-calcium-fortified-11

Southern Oregon Orthopedics & Paragon Orthopedic Center