Calcium is a Mineral that we all need. The recommended daily intake is 1,000 mg and if you are over the age of 50, that number jumps to 1,200. While you have heard that the best way to receive calcium is through milk, there are other less sugary options to incorporate calcium into your diet.
Seeds: For instance, 1 tablespoon of poppy seeds has 13% of the recommended daily intake.
Cheese: Parmesan cheese having the highest concentration (and is low in fat too!)
Beans and Lentils: High in fiber and nutrients while also having 24% of the RDI of calcium
Whey Protein: “Whey is also exceptionally rich in calcium. A 1-ounce (28-gram) scoop of whey protein powder isolate contains 200 mg, or 20% of the RDI”
Leafy Greens: I cup of cooked collard greens has up to 266 mg of calcium while also having a multitude of nutrients as well.
Secret: Calcium is essential for bone health and many Americans do not get in enough calcium in their diets.