As we’ve been told since we were knee-high, calcium is essential for growing bones. Yet, did you know that it’s just as important then as it is now? Your teeth and bones are made up of 99 percent calcium, according to livestrong.com. Another calcium merit is that it protects against osteoporosis, a deficient bone mass disease.
Don’t fret! We’ve gathered a few simple simple steps to get more calcium in your diet. .
1. Low Fat
The best source to get your calcium is–you guessed it–dairy products, such as cheese, milk, and yogurt. So, don’t skip on the cheese the next time you’re making a sandwich! To keep it figure-friendly, though, stick with low fat. Since the calcium isn’t found in the fat of dairy products, you’re not losing any calcium.
2. Keep it Green
Leafy Greens are a non-dairy option that give you a significant amount of calcium. Add these calcium laden ingredients, like broccoli, chinese cabbage, and bok choy, kale, mustard greens, or turnip greens, to your next salad or stir fry.
3. Get Nutty
Munch on an assortment of nuts, like almonds and Brazil nuts, to keep your bones fortified.
4. Go Fishing
Fish with soft bones, such as salmon and sardines, are also latent with natural calcium.
5. Swallow a Supplement
Calcium supplements will aid you in getting the remainder of the calcium in your diet.
So, go out and show osteoporosis how strong you are!
Sidenote: this means that Pinkberry is a little more guiltless, right? 😉