Everyone needs a healthy dose of calcium everyday to maintain not only a healthy diet, but a healthy lifestyle. Calcium is crucial for bone growth, strong teeth, and secretion of hormones. Most people find their calcium in everyday foods like yogurt, milk and tofu, but if you fall into the lactose intolerant category, you’re vegan, or just don’t like dairy at all, there are other options for you!
Fruits like dried apricots, fresh blackberries, dates, figs and oranges are great calcium values that can help you everyday. There are even more options for vegetables! Try adding broccoli, broccoli rabe, collard greens, edamame, beet greens, cooked spinach, kale, turnip greens and okra into your weekly meals and you’ll be adding a great amount of calcium into your diet!