Seven Foods Higher In Calcium Than Milk

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Seven Foods Higher In Calcium Than Milk

When it comes to calcium-rich foods, milk is almost always at the top of the list.  Paragon Orthopedic Center would like you to make note of 5 foods you can incorporate easily into your diet to get a daily charge of calcium for strong bones.  Here’s the quick list with tips:

  1. Kale-Chop it up and add it to your salads and you’ll love the crunch.
  2. Tofu-This takes on other flavors very easily.  Add to stir-fries and casseroles.
  3. Almonds-Buy them raw and dry roast these in the oven for a deeper flavor and a crisp crunch.  Be careful of the added sodium that comes with the pre-salted varieties and read the label to see if they’ve been roasted in oil, which can bring added fats that aren’t healthy.
  4. Bok Choy-Add this to stir-fries or cook as a side dish with garlic and ginger.
  5. Canned Salmon-Use this instead of tuna for your next sandwich.
  6. Dried Figs-Easily added to oatmeal and cereal for a bite of sweetness and texture.
  7. Calcium-fortified Orange Juice-This is an easy switch from your usual OJ.  Just make sure you choose the one with added calcium, which should be on the label.  Buying the concentrate in a can will save you a few cents too.

Here is an article with further information on these choices.  Paragon Orthopedics wants Southern Oregon to have strong bones that resist fractures, so choose your foods wisely!


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