I’ll take my healthy heart and raise you a few years…

I can’t tell you how many times I had been to a doctor and as soon as he/she heard what my diet consisted of they jumped to suggesting I take calcium supplements.  Thankfully I never listened to them, but rather I continued on with my diet and increased my intake of leafy greens.  Did you know that there’s a lot more calcium in 3/4 cup of collard greens than a cup of cow’s milk?  So just because I don’t drink milk doesn’t mean that I don’t have strong bones or healthy teeth.

Here are some other great ways to get your calcium:

  • bok choy
  • broccoli
  • Chinese cabbage
  • kale (my personal favorite)
  • collards
  • okra
  • blackstrap molasses
  • almonds
  • tahini
  • oranges
  • beans

Those are just a few.  Here’s a video about calcium supplements…it will make you think twice: