Seeds, such as poppy, sesame, celery, and chia seeds are high in calcium along with being protein and healthy fats. They also are a good source of minerals, including copper, iron, and manganese. A little goes a long way so adding them to a salad or cooking dish is a great way to get just a little boost of something extra in your meals.

Cheese, as a good source of calcium, does not come as a surprise. The harder the cheese the more calcium it has. Just remember it’s good in moderation and not all cheese is made the same. It is still a fat and remember to read the labels to find the better options.

Sardines and canned salmon are on the list of being rich in calcium. Why? Because of their edible bones. They also provide protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Sardines and salmon have high levels of selenium, a mineral that can prevent and reverse mercury toxicity.

helpful nutritional facts from healthy lifestyle secretsSecret: Not all calcium rich foods contain dairy products. You have more calcium in your body than any other mineral. The recommended daily intake is 1,000 mg for most adults.

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