Top 7 dairy-free foods high in calcium
We all know that milk and other dairy products are a great source of calcium. But for vegans and dairy intolerant people, and anyone who would rather not eat dairy every day, here we round up the foods with the highest levels of calcium. Lots of them even include more calcium than milk which weighs in at 125mg of calcium per 100g of milk.
Sardines (with bones) – 382mg per 100g
Tofu – 350mg per 100g
Almonds – 264mg per 100g
Kale – 150mg per 100g
Watercress – 120mg per 100g
Broccoli – 47mg per 100g
Oranges – 40mg per 100g
It’s well known that we need calcium for strong and healthy bones and teeth, but we also need it for healthy muscles, to help our nerves send messages and to help our blood clot. Our bodies cannot produce calcium, so it’s important to get enough from the food we eat. When we don’t get enough calcium for the body’s needs, it is taken from our bones. If it’s not replaced then we become at risk of brittle bones, or osteoporosis. Click here to read our blog post about osteoporosis.