It’s no secret that calcium is an important nutrient for healthy, strong bones and teeth. But the benefits of calcium don’t just stop there! In fact, calcium also plays a big role in fitness and general health – from healthy metabolism, to muscle contraction during exercise, to even blood clotting!
Now as far as how much calcium is enough calcium, to date the current recommendation is that the average adult get at least 1,000mg of calcium daily. And when most people start thinking of more calcium-rich foods to start incorporating into their diet, they immediately go to dairy. Milk does a body good!
But to the contrary, calcium is indeed found abundantly in a very wide variety of non-dairy foods. In addition to that, there are also many non-dairy foods that actually trump dairy when it comes to calcium content. Curious as to what those foods are?
Check out the infographic of calcium-rich foods below – no cow required!
Also here’s a Fit Tip: Remember to pair non-dairy sources of calcium with vitamin D. The body needs vitamin D to help absorb calcium.
Enjoy! – Doc