What Foods Contain Calcium?


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Pippa Corbett Profile
Pippa Corbett answered
If you're looking to increase your calcium intake, then the obvious choice would be to start consuming more dairy products.

Things like milk, cheese, and yogurt are well known for containing high levels of calcium.

However, if you're not a big fan of dairy produce (or if you're lactose-intolerant) then there are a number of different food groups that you may want to include in your diet.

The top 5 foods that contain calcium:
1. Herbs. Little-known fact, but dried herbs like rosemary or thyme contain considerable amounts of calcium. They're also great for seasoning dishes to make them taste lovely. I'm a big fan of toasted thyme seeds myself!

2. Sesame Seeds. Roasted sesame seeds are also a good source of calcium, and are great for adding to yummy dishes.

3. Tofu. This soy bean-curd product is widely used in Asian cuisine, so next time you're dining in a Japanese, Chinese, or Korean restaurant, why not opt for the healthy tofu option?

4. Brazil Nuts. The largest of all the nuts, Brazil nuts are also a great way to up your calcium intake!

5. Almonds. There's nothing I find more more-ish than roasted almonds, and they're also packed with calcium. Win-win situation!
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Kath Senior answered
The major sources of calcium in a normal balanced died are dairy products: Milk, cheese and yogurt. Some people may take in less calcium than they should, because these foods can also high in fat - and so are considered unhealthy.

Foods with high amounts of calcium
However, the low-fat and very low-fat forms all contain just as much calcium as the highest-fat products. For adequate calcium intake, doctors recommend that everyone takes in two to three servings every day.

Other foods also contain calcium. These foods become particularly important for people who are lactose-intolerant (and who therefore cannot eat dairy products) and also for people who follow a vegan diet.

Foods such as cabbage, broccoli and kale are good vegetable sources, and calcium is also present in bread, as most breads are made with flour that is fortified with calcium supplements.

Other foods that have added calcium supplements include fruit juices, tofu, fruit drinks and cereals.
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nettie Profile
nettie answered
You can find calcium in all dairy products i.e. Cheese, milk, yogurt etc...
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Anonymous answered
You can obtain calcium by drinking milk or any other dairy product. If you want to have more healthy bones, you can also try to obtain vitamin D, and calcium.

BUT if you don't get enough calcium in your bones, you can develop a disease called osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes the bone structure to develop holes and weakens your muscles. Women over the age of 50 have a higher chance than men to develop osteoporosis.
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Greg Craddock answered
Calcium is the most abundant metallic element in the human body.

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