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Non-Dairy Foods That Are Actually A Great Source Of Calcium

written by Adete Roshni March 29, 2019

Calcium is one the essential your body needs to work properly. Body cells use calcium in almost every way, it works in areas like the nervous system, muscle function, heart bones etc. Calcium is important than any other mineral in the body. We get calcium from the food we consume, 1000mg is the recommended consumption of calcium for most adults (aged 19-50). But sadly, most of the population doesn’t meet the basic calcium need through their diet.

Now imagine a case, your Doc is asking you to hike up the consumption of calcium in your diet, what all food products would first in your mind? Obviously dairy products, as they are a rich source of calcium, right? Well, yes dairy products are a rich source of calcium but there are some other food products that are not dairy but still an excellent source of calcium.

Today I’m going to discuss some food products which are non-dairy but an excellent source of CALCIUM.

Seeds

Seeds are extremely nutritious. They are a great source of fiber,  monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, and many other vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Other than these seeds are a great source of Calcium

Poppy Seeds 1,438mg Per 100g
Chia Seeds 631mg Per 100g
Sesame Seeds 975mg Per 100g
Flax Seeds 255mg Per 100g

Sardines And Canned Salmon

Sardines and Salmon are the healthiest fish to munch on, thanks to their edible bones that holds the benefit of calcium.

Sardines are an excellent source of calcium, omega 3s, and vitamin D. Canned salmon delivers 34mg calcium on 120g serving size.

Beans And Lentils

Beans and Lentils are not only a great source of calcium but of protein, fiber, folate, iron, potassium, and magnesium. Lentils contain 19mg of calcium in 100 grams of serving quantity, whereas beans contain 113mg in 100 grams.

Almonds

Almond is one of the famous nuts in the world, it is a great source of potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, and copper. One of the surprising nutrition almond contains is calcium that helps in bone health, it contains 264 mg of calcium in 100 grams.

Green Leafs

Green leaves are no doubt one of the healthiest option to incorporate in your diet. Leaves like Collard Greens, Spinach and Kale are low in calories, contain zero fat and contains a high level of fiber and calcium.

Sweet Potato

This nutritious food contains Vitamin A, Fiber, Potassium, Vitamin c, Iron, Vitamin B6, and other nutrients.  Apart from these nutrients, sweet potato is a rich source of sweet potato, 1 sweet potato contains 39mg calcium which is a decent amount to fulfill calcium need.

Oranges

This nutritious food contains Vitamin A, Fiber, Potassium, Vitamin c, Iron, Vitamin B6, and other nutrients.  Apart from these nutrients, sweet potato is a rich source of sweet potato, 1 sweet potato contains 39mg calcium which is a decent amount to fulfill calcium need.

Figs

Fig is a great source of Vitamin K, magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and,  of course, Calcium! If you want to boost the quantity of calcium in your diet.

Broccoli

One of the healthiest food, broccoli contains nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin B6, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, and Phosphorus etc. broccoli is a great source of calcium as it contains 47mg of calcium in 100grams of serving quantity.

Edamame

Edamame is a rich source of Vitamin C, Folate, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Vitamin K etc and provides an excellent amount of Calcium i.e, 63 mg in 100 grams of serving quantity.

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