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To get the recommended daily dose of calcium, many people turn to dairy products. They are excellent calcium sources. But if you need to limit dairy, how can you get the recommended daily dose of 1,000-2,000mg per day? There are actually many non-dairy foods with great calcium content. Here are some alternatives to consider:

Dark Leafy Greens: Collard greens, spinach, and kale are all sources of calcium. With low calories, high fiber content, and tons of vitamins, these greens are powerhouses of nutrition for your whole body.

Orange Juice with Calcium: Did you know that frozen orange juice concentrate fortified with calcium contains 1514 mg of calcium per reconstituted cup (8 fl. oz)? Be careful, as it has a lot of natural sugars and acids. Drink plain water afterward to help clean your mouth, and drink with a large meal to help neutralize acids.

Almonds: Almonds are a tasty way to include calcium in your diet–they provide 246 mg of calcium per cup! Almonds also contain magnesium, fiber, protein, vitamin E, and healthy fats. Almonds are excellent for overall health.

For more ideas of how to take care of your smile in Jackson, Michigan, call us at Great Lakes Family Dental. Dr. Asha Kinra and our team look forward to helping you keep your smile merry and bright!