So I am not into dairy. After reading the China Study 4 years ago, I pretty much swore off cow’s milk, yogurt, and cheeses. Despite my daily routine, I have been known to sneak a piece of pizza (I’ve gotta live.) or indulge in my fro-yo obsession with Menchies (holla!) Overall, I stay away from dairy on my regular day-to-day diet.
Question I am always asked from milk drinkers…
“Where do you get your calcium?”
Surprisingly there numerous ways. Minus the dairy.
Here are 5 sources you may not have known about.
- Blackstrap Molasses
Use this in baked goods or put a tablespoon or two into your oatmeal.
Don’t be afraid. Sardines in mustard are pretty darn good.
Yes, super-celebrity kale gets a ton of star treatment, but collard greens have 268 mg calcium per cup, while cousin kale has 101 mg.
Pan-fry, add to smoothies, whip into desserts. Possibilities are endless.
5. Chia Seeds
Protein, calcium, fiber, Omega 3’s….Ok, what does Chia not have??
Also, don’t forget almonds, cooked broccoli, sesame seeds, parsley…
See? No need to fret.