Calcium is thought to be extremely important when it comes to a healthy diet that will protect health and prevent osteoporosis. While some shun the foods that others think will add calcium to their diet, there are food choices that are easy for most to accept.
If you are in the Charlotte area, visit Coldwater Creek Farms at Atherton Market on South Boulevard for great choices in vegetables that contain calcium. This writer was able to find the broccoli and other fresh vegetables as shown in the photos included with this article at Coldwater Creek Farms booth.
Those who prefer to get the calcium needed in their diet from food choices may want to consider the following details that were shared on the Healthfinder site:
Calcium helps to keep your bones strong and less likely to break.
How can I get enough calcium every day?
There are 2 easy ways to get your calcium:
- Eat foods with calcium, such as:
- Fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk, yogurt, and cheese
- Broccoli, spinach, and other green leafy vegetables
- Tofu with added calcium
- Soy-based drinks with added calcium (soymilk)
- Orange juice with added calcium
A more complete list of foods that contain calcium is listed on the NIH site. This contains mainly ideas for foods that come from dairy products. As many won’t or can’t eat dairy, the list may not be as helpful as the list mentioned above from Healthfinder.
According to almond milk containers, this product contains 50% more calcium than dairy. This writer had found that almond milk can be used with cereal, in beverages and for baking in the same manner any dairy product is used. Also, almond milk yogurt is available for those not able to eat dairy.
Foods that contain calcium are also mention on the site for Healthaliciousness. Here one may learn the correct variety of foods eaten daily will assure anyone they are getting the calcium needed.
When supplements are preferred, some suggest taking a calcium tablet that includes several types of calcium. Checking with a pharmacist if any prescription medication is being taken before using a calcium supplement is always recommended.
Details on WebMd about which supplements may be the best choice could help some decide what calcium products they will purchase. Researching details on the best calcium choices could help readers understand why some have to take supplements others may want to avoid.