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:

3 thoughts

  1. This is a great post! I’ve been looking for an easy way to understand the different food sources for various vitamins and nutrients. I’m always interested in learning about ways to get my optimal dosage of what makes a well balanced diet, especially having recently become vegan. In addition, being pregnant, I am open to learning more ways to increase my protein/iron and calcium intake. Do you have a specific source that you use?


  2. (I’m not sure if you got my previous reply to this post, if not I apologize for the technical difficulties.) I enjoyed this post though, especially for the list of ways to obtain more calcium. As a recent vegan, and pregnant woman I’ve been especially interested in finding ways to increase my protein/iron and calcium intake. Any suggestions of where to look for a food list that provides information on these and other nutrients?


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