We all know that calcium is essential for healthy bones. However, most vegans and vegetarians generally try to eliminate or, at the very least, limit the consumption of dairy foods.
Cow’s milk is great – for baby cows – but not necessarily for us.
So, what’s the alternative to ensure that you still get enough calcium?
Fortunately, there are actually a lot of plant-based choices.
In this list, we’re going to explore the top 5 sources from foods that are easy to find in your local grocery store.
As we were researching else calcium-rich foods, we found that they began to look like a pretty good base for a stir fry.
A typical serving of cabbage – about 1 cup chopped or 89 grams – supplies 36 mg of calcium.
A typical serving of broccoli – about 2 cup or 91 grams – supplies 43 mg of calcium.
A typical serving of kale – about 1 cup or 42.5 grams – supplies 50 mg of calcium.
A typical serving of spinach – about 2 cups raw or 60 grams – supplies 59 mg of calcium.
And – we actually have a tie for first place!
A typical serving of almonds – about ¼ cup or 28 grams – supplies 80 mg of calcium.
Also #1 Bok Choy
A typical serving of bok choy – about 1 cup or 70 grams – also supplies 80 mg of calcium.
As we mentioned earlier – these are all great additions to any stir fry as well as pretty good on their own, too.
All the stats mentioned are from the USDA database.